Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated, September 27, 2017 @Sotheby’s

The recent Louise Lawler retrospective at MoMA seems to have been top of mind when putting together the upcoming Contemporary Curated sale at Sotheby’s in New York. No less than 10 works by Lawler lead the photographic offerings, with a Wolfgang Tillmans print holding the top lot honors. Overall, there are a total of 38 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $897200.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 15
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $72200
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 17
Total Mid Estimate $415000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 6
Total High Estimate $410000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 212, Wolfgang Tillmans, Iguazu, 2010, estimated at $70000-90000 (image above, via Sotheby’s).

Here’s the complete list of photographers with two or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Louise Lawler 10
Taryn Simon 3
Vik Muniz 2
Gabriel Orozco 2
Roman Signer 2

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Sotheby’s):

Lot 220, Louise Lawler, Untitled, 1990, estimated at $35000-45000

Lot 233, Maurizio Cattelan, Mother, 1999, estimated at $50000-70000

Lot 266, Barbara Kruger, Untitled (You Can Dress Him Up But You Can’t Take Him Out; My Hero), 1986, estimated at $12000-18000

Lot 348, Taryn Simon, Handbags, Misc. (Counterfeit), 2010, estimated at $12000-18000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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