Auction Preview: Modern and Contemporary Photographs, June 1, 2016 @Grisebach

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Albert Renger-Patzsch 8
Iwao Yamawaki 7
Josef Sudek 6
Peter Beard 4
Ilse Bing 4
Henri Cartier-Bresson 4
Andreas Feininger 4
Arthur Leipzig 4
Leni Riefenstahl 4
Tom Wood 4

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.

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