Auction Preview: Modern and Contemporary Photographs, November 29, 2017 @Grisebach

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Peter Keetman 6
August Sander 6
Andreas Feininger 5
Nicholas Nixon 5
Ralph Gibson 4
Lotte Jacobi 4
Paul Strand 4
Garry Winogrand 4

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.

Read more about: Albert Renger-Patzsch, Edward Steichen, Frank Thiel, Jolán Vadas, Rineke Dijkstra, Villa Grisebach Auktionen

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