Auction Preview: First Open/NYC, March 6, 2015 @Christie’s

The Armory Week photography offerings at Christie’s jump around quite a bit, coming together in an eclectic sale where no photographer is represented by more than two lots. It’s a little bit of everything, well suited to the diversity of the fair crowds. Overall, there are a total of 50 photography lots available across the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $1494500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 16
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $104500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 29
Total Mid Estimate $540000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 5
Total High Estimate $850000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 33, Gerhard Richter, Mustangs, 2005, estimated at $250000-350000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Uta Barth 2
Peter Fischli & David Weiss 2
Barbara Kruger 2
Marilyn Minter 2
Carlo Mollino 2
Abelardo Morell 2
Yasumasa Morimura 2
Vik Muniz 2
Hiroshi Sugimoto 2
Wolfgang Tillmans 2
James Welling 2

Other lots of interest include lot 250, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Der Furz (from the Quiet Afternoon series), 1984-1985, estimated at $20000-30000 (image above, left, via Christie’s), lot 253, Thomas Demand, Gang Way, 2001, estimated at $50000-70000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s), and lot 218, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Two Girls With Shadows, 2004, estimated at $8000-12000 (image above, right, via Christie’s).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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