A Peter Beard portrait of Andy Warhol leads the Modern and Contemporary Photographs sale at Grisebach in Berlin next week. Vintage prints by Steichen and Kertész are worth a look, as are a selection of Bauhaus works by Iwao Yamawaki. Otherwise, the auction generally follows its usual route through a variety of lower priced European material. Overall, there are a total of 234 lots on offer in this auction, with a Total High Estimate of €992600.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||213|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€513600|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||18|
|Total Mid Estimate||€309000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||3|
|Total High Estimate||€170000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 2188, Peter Beard, Andy Warhol at Home in Montauk, Church Estate, New York, 1972/2002, estimated at €50000-70000 (image above, via Grisebach).
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|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Grisebach):
Lot 2069, André Kertész, Chevaux de bois d’un carrousel démonté, Paris, 1929, estimated at €20000-25000
Lot 2148, Edward Steichen, Sunflower, from the series “Sunflowers from Seed to Seed“, 1921, estimated at €20000-30000
Lot 2175, Iwao Yamawaki, Untitled (Glass facade of an unknown building), 1930–1932, estimated at €4000-6000
Lot 2209, Thomas Ruff, Untitled (Portrait A. Roters), 2001, estimated at €25000-30000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.