Auction Preview: First Open/LDN, March 26, 2015 @Christie’s London

Christie’s First Open/LDN sale at its South Kensington location gathers together a grab bag of lower priced contemporary material, with an eclectic selection of photography on the blocks. There’s no pattern here, just a small jumble to sift through. Overall, there are a total of 31 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £344500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 11
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £37500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 17
Total Mid Estimate £202000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 3
Total High Estimate £105000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 138, Doug Aitken, Plateau, 2002, estimated at £30000-40000 (image above, left, 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
Wolfgang Tillmans 3
Doug Aitken 2
Elad Lassry 2
Gerhard Richter 2
Anri Sala 2

Other lots of interest include lot 54, Idris Khan, Struggling to Hear … After Ludwig van Beethoven Sonatas, 2005, estimated at £25000-35000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s) and lot 135, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Asahi Breweries – Philippe Starck, 1997, estimated at £8000-12000 (image above, right, via Christie’s).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Doug Aitken, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Idris Khan, Christie's

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