Auction Preview: First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art London, September 29, 2016 @Christie’s London

The second half of Christie’s First Open Post-War and Contemporary double play takes place at its South Kensington location and gathers a more eclectic and diverse mix of photography than its New York sibling. Led by a Roni Horn multi-image group, it wanders from 1970s Douglas Huebler to more recent work from Anne Collier and Daniel Gordon. Overall, there are a total of 29 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £319500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 8
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £28500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 20
Total Mid Estimate £231000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 1
Total High Estimate £60000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 102, Roni Horn, Could and Cloun (Gray) – Group 2, 2000-2001, estimated at £40000-60000 (image 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
Dan Graham 2
Candida Höfer 2
Roni Horn 2
Douglas Huebler 2
Gerhard Richter 2

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

Lot 16, Anne Collier, Photography, 2009, estimated at £8000-12000

Lot 26, Douglas Huebler, Variable Piece #101, 1973, estimated at £18000-22000

Lot 107, Thomas Ruff, Portrait (V. Liebermann), 1999, estimated at £8000-10000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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