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:
|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|
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.