A vintage Moholy-Nagy photogram is the headliner of the Modern and Contemporary Photographs sale at Villa Grisebach next week, and while there are a handful of additional vintage highlights (a few featured below), the sale generally tracks its usual pathways through a variety of lower priced European material. Overall, there are a total of 212 lots on offer in this auction, with a Total High Estimate of €997350.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||186|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€510350|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||24|
|Total Mid Estimate||€322000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||2|
|Total High Estimate||€165000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 2094, László Moholy-Nagy, Untitled (positive photogram), Dessau, 1925, estimated at €80000-120000.
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 Villa Grisebach):
Lot 2008, Hans Bellmer, La Poupee, 1936, estimated at €35000-45000
Lot 2040, Walker Evans, Frame House, Connecticut, 1933, estimated at €12000-18000
Lot 2077, Jacques Henri-Lartigue, Grand Prix de L’A.C.F., Aimens, 1913, estimated at €10000-15000
Lot 2135, Otto Steinert, Untitled (window), 19249, estimated at €5000-7000
Lot 2139, Sasha Stone, Nus, 1932/1950, estimated at €5000-7000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.