A František Drtikol nude holds the top spot in the Modern and Contemporary Photographs sale at Grisebach in Berlin next week, with a string of landscapes by Albert Renger-Patzsch anchoring the sale. In general, the auction follows its typical path through a variety of lower priced European material. Overall, there are a total of 203 lots on offer in this auction, with a Total High Estimate of €820300.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||183|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€453800|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||19|
|Total Mid Estimate||€316500|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||1|
|Total High Estimate||€50000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 2028, František Drtikol, Untitled (nude with apples), c1925, estimated at €40000-50000 (image above, via Grisebach).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
|Ludwig Mies van der Rohe||3|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Grisebach):
Lot 2064, György Kepes, Two eggs on convex mirror/black & white threads added, 1942-1943, estimated at €2000-3000
Lot 2093, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Glass Skyscraper, 1922, estimated at €15000-25000
Lot 2096, Gjon Mili, Nora Kaye, Pas de Bourree, 1947, estimated at €4000-6000
Lot 2113, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Das Baumchen, 1929, estimated at €20000-30000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.