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:
|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|
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.