Auction Preview: First Open, April 5, 2017 @Christie’s London

With the closing of the Christie’s South Kensington sale room looming on the horizon later this year, this auction may be one of the last entry level contemporary sales we see at this location. As usual, it’s a wide assortment of contemporary material, with largely secondary images from recognizable names. Photography-wise, the sale is led by prints from Thomas Struth and Shirin Neshat. Overall, there are a total of 24 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £247500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 3
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £8500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 19
Total Mid Estimate £169000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 2
Total High Estimate £70000

The top photography lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 60, Thomas Struth, Dallas Parking Lot, Dallas, 2001, and lot 105, Shirin Neshat, Whispers, 1997, both estimated at £25000-35000 (images above, via Christie’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Gabriel Orozco 4
Louise Lawler 2
Sarah Lucas 2
Shirin Neshat 2
Cindy Sherman 2
Thomas Struth 2

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

Lot 20, Louise Lawler, Red Face, White Flowers, 2004/2007, estimated at £6000-8000

Lot 59, Thomas Demand, Detail XIV, 2007, estimated at £10000-15000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Louise Lawler, Shirin Neshat, Thomas Demand, Thomas Struth, Christie's

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