Auction Preview: Importante Collection Européenne de Photographies, November 10, 2017 @Sotheby’s Paris

In addition to its various owner sale next week in Paris, Sotheby’s is also bringing to market a diverse single owner collection. The auction includes a tightly edited group of prints by Irving Penn (including still lifes, nudes, florals, and portraits), and similarly deep selections of works by Robert Mapplethorpe and Lee Friedlander. Overall, there are a total of 97 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €1517000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 41
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €199000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 46
Total Mid Estimate €668000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 10
Total High Estimate €650000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 50, Irving Penn, Frozen Foods, New York, 1977/1984, estimated at €70000-90000 (image above via Sotheby’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Robert Mapplethorpe 13
Lee Friedlander 11
Helmut Newton 8
Irving Penn 8
Horst P. Horst 6
William Eggleston 5
Edward Weston 5
Harry Callahan 4
Joel Sternfeld 4

Other lots of interest include:

Lot 16, Lee Friedlander, Madonna, 1979-1980, estimated at €20000-30000

Lot 28, Robert Mapplethrope, Lily (Small), 1977, estimated at €15000-20000

Lot 86, William Eggleston, Untitled (Yellow Car), 1976/1999, estimated at €15000-25000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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