Swann’s various owner Fine Photographs sale is coming up later this week in New York, and it’s a thicker selection than usual of the auction house’s signature mix of low to mid range material. Led by portfolios and multi-print sets from DeCarava, Kertész, Meatyard, 19th century Brazil, and Andrew Gardner’s Civil War, the sale offers a satisfyingly diverse gathering of work to sift through. Overall, there are a total of 334 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $2557000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||280|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$1463000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||52|
|Total Mid Estimate||$959000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||2|
|Total High Estimate||$135000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 205, Roy DeCarava, Portfolio entitled Roy DeCarava (12 photogravures), 1950-1979/1991, estimated at $50000-75000 (image above, middle, via Swann).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with six or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
|Manuel Alvarez Bravo||6|
|Horst P. Horst||6|
|George Platt Lynes||6|
Other lots of interest include lot 91, Margaret Bourke-White, Union Station Tower, Cleveland, 1933, estimated at $12000-18000 (image above, left, via Swann), and lot 229, Josef Koudelka, Jarabina, Slovakia, 1963/1980s, estimated at $14000-18000 (image above, right, via Swann).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.