Christie’s has snuck a big ticket Andreas Gursky diptych into its early season First Open sale next week, bringing a little excitement to the beginning of the auction season for photography. In addition to the Gursky, a handful of Nan Goldin prints keep things interesting. Overall, there are a total of 67 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $2519000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||26|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$177000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||30|
|Total Mid Estimate||$772000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||4|
|Total High Estimate||$1570000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 138, Andreas Gursky, Pyongyang II, 2007, estimated at $800000-1200000 (image above, left, via Christie’s).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include lot 137, Thomas Struth, Restorers in San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples 1988, 1989, estimated at $120000-180000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s) and lot 363, Doug Aitken, Two Second Separation, 2000, estimated at $30000-40000 (image above, right, via Christie’s)
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.