In addition to its various owner sale next week, Christie’s is also bringing to market two single owner sales. The second is drawn from the collection of Donald and Alice Lappé. The sale is led by an early Edward Weston print, and supported by many more vintage Westons, including still lifes, landscapes, and industrial scenes. The remainder of the sale is a tightly edited parade of rare photography highlights, with scarce prints by Steichen, Lange, Sander, Bourke-White, and many others on offer. Overall, there are a total of 67 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $5710000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||5|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$33000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||30|
|Total Mid Estimate||$857000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||32|
|Total High Estimate||$4820000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 323, Edward Weston, Betty in her Attic, 1920, estimated at $600000-900000 (image above, via Christie’s).
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|
|Julia Margaret Cameron||3|
|William Henry Fox Talbot||2|
|David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson||2|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):
Lot 303, Edward Weston, Dunes, Oceano, 1936, estimated at $250000-350000
Lot 312, Dorothea Lange, Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940, estimated at $100000-200000
Lot 335, Edward Steichen, Rodin – Le Penseur, 1902, estimated at $300000-500000
Lot 341, Margaret Bourke-White, Terminal Tower, Cleveland, Ohio, c1928, estimated at $30000-50000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.