Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated, September 29, 2015 @Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s kicks its Fall auction season into gear in New York next week, with a selection of lower priced lots gathered together under its Contemporary Curated label. While it’s a mixed bag, there’s more photographic value on offer in this iteration than in the pre-summer version of this same sale. Overall, there are a total of 40 lots of photography available across the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $1157000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 8
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $60000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 26
Total Mid Estimate $497000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 6
Total High Estimate $600000

The top photographic lot by High estimate is lot 250, John Baldessari, Two Chests (Heart and Soul), 1991, estimated at $150000-200000 (image above, via Sotheby’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Andy Warhol 5
Joseph Cornell 2
Philip-Lorca diCorcia 2
Jenny Holzer 2
Vik Muniz 2
Cindy Sherman 2

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

Lot 71, Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait in Drag (Four Works), 1981-1982, estimated at $50000-70000

Lot 254, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Gasbehalter, 1973, estimated at $25000-35000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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