Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated, September 29, 2016 @Sotheby’s

The Contemporary Curated sale at Sotheby’s in New York next week gathers a tighter than usual selection of photography. Led by a Richard Prince cowboy, it strides through Muniz, Struth, Simmons, and others with relative efficiency. Overall, there are a total of 22 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $1268000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 3
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $24000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 14
Total Mid Estimate $324000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 5
Total High Estimate $920000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 215, Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1982, estimated at $250000-350000 (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
Vik Muniz 3
Richard Prince 2
Laurie Simmons 2
Thomas Struth 2

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

Lot 242, Joseph Kosuth, Essay #12, 1999, estimated at $18000-25000

Lot 248, Thomas Struth, Iglesia de San Francisco, Lima, Peru, 2003, estimated at $80000-120000

Lot 250, Laurie Simmons, Tourism: Parthenon (2nd View), 1984, estimated at $8000-12000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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