A multi-part Frank Thiel installation holds the top spot in the Modern and Contemporary Photographs sale at Grisebach in Berlin next week, with a vintage Edward Steichen floral providing secondary support. More broadly, the auction gathers together a variety of lower priced European material, with highlights and finds from Keetman, Sander, Renger-Patzsch, and others. Overall, there are a total of 216 lots on offer in this auction, with a Total High Estimate of €937400.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||193|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€493400|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||21|
|Total Mid Estimate||€254000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||2|
|Total High Estimate||€190000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 2144, Frank Thiel, „Die Alliierten“ (The Allies), 1994, estimated at €80000-120000 (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|
|F. C. Gundlach||6|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Grisebach):
Lot 2031, Edward Steichen, Foxgloves, France, 1926, estimated at €50000-70000
Lot 2068, Albert Renger-Patzsch, „Landschaft bei Bochum“, 1929, estimated at €4500-6500
Lot 2088, Rineke Dijkstra, „Dubrovnik, Croatia, July 13, 1996“, 2000, estimated at €8000-12000
Lot 2182, Jolán Vadas, Untitled (Still Life with Scissors, Glue and Filmstrip), 1940s, estimated at €1200-1500
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.