While the Modern and Contemporary Photographs sale at Grisebach in Berlin later this week hits its usual marks in terms of lower priced European material, a handful of standouts from Albert Renger-Patzsch and Karl Blossfeldt and rarities from El Lissitzky and Umbo help to keep things fresh. Overall, there are a total of 209 lots on offer in this auction, with a Total High Estimate of €726000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||187|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€385000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||21|
|Total Mid Estimate||€281000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||1|
|Total High Estimate||€60000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 2091, Albert Renger-Patzsch, „Das Bäumchen“ (The Young Tree), 1929, estimated at €40000-60000 (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 2011, Karl Blossfeldt, Chrysanthemum segetum, 1915/1925, estimated at €25000-30000
Lot 2014, Margaret Bourke-White, Borsig Locomotive Works, Berlin, c1930, estimated at €20000-30000
Lot 2067, El Lissitzky, USSR under construction, c1937, estimated at €5000-7000
Lot 2127, Umbo, Skatrunde, from the series „Die Wolkenkamera sieht sich auf der Erde um“, 1935, estimated at €5000-7000
Lot 2173, Beate Gütschow, S#26, 2004-2009, estimated at €10000-15000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.