Swann’s early season entry brings together a various owner selection of photographs and a single owner sale of photographs and photobooks from the library of Bill Diodato. The photobook offerings are particularly tempting, with a wide gathering of signed classics on offer. Overall, there are a total of 269 lots available (105 photographs/164 photobooks), with a Total High Estimate of $1411850.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||240|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$760850|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||28|
|Total Mid Estimate||$501000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||1|
|Total High Estimate||$150000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 95, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Industrial Facades (12 prints), 1978, estimated at $100000-150000.
Here’s the complete list of photographers with five or more lots (photos and/or books) in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include lot 37, Margaret Bourke-White, Generators, 1935, estimated at $7000-10000 (image above, left, via Swann), lot 77, Ray Metzker, Pictus Interruptus: Philadelphia Spring Tingle, 1980/1984, estimated at $6000-8000 (image above, middle, via Swann), and lot 28, Andre Kertesz, Paris Rooftops, 1927/1930s-1950s, estimated at $7000-10000 (image above, right, via Swann).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.