Auction Preview: Kate Moss – From the Collection of Gert Elfering, September 25, 2013 @Christie’s King Street

The first dedicated Photography auction of the Fall season comes up next week with the single owner Kate Moss sale at Christies in London. To amass such a deep collection of imagery on any subject requires time, effort, and perseverance, so it’s clear that collector Gert Elfering has invested plenty of all three in gathering up such a diverse set of Kate Moss photographs. The works span more than two decades (1992 to 2013), a testament to Moss’ staying power as a model and muse. Overall, there are 53 photography lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £1580000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) NA
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 26
Total Mid Estimate £385000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 27
Total High Estimate £1195000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 19, Chris Levine, She’s Light (Laser 3), 2013, at £100000-150000. (Image above, left, via Christie’s.)

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott 5
David Sims 4
Mario Sorrenti 4
Albert Watson 4
Sante D'Orazio 3
Nick Knight 3

Other lots of interest include lot 49, Craig McDean, Kate Moss, for i-D, June 2002, 2002/2013, estimated at £40000-60000 (image above, middle) and lot 8, Mario Sorrenti, Kate on couch, from Calvin Klein Obsession for Men campaign, 1992, 1992/2013, estimated at £30000-50000 (image above, right, both via Christie’s.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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