Auction Preview: Modern and Contemporary Photographs, November 25, 2015 @Villa Grisebach

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Albert Renger-Patzsch 5
Ellen Auerbach 4
Andreas Feininger 4
Raoul Hausmann 4
Peter Keetman 4
Siegfried Lauterwasser 4
Tom Wood 4

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.

Read more about: Hans Bellmer, Jacques Henri Lartigue, László Moholy-Nagy, Otto Steinert, Sasha Stone, Walker Evans, Villa Grisebach Auktionen

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