Auction Preview: Modern and Contemporary Photographs, November 30, 2016 @Grisebach

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Albert Renger-Patzsch 13
Nobuyoshi Araki 4
Andreas Feininger 4
Helmut Newton 4
Tom Wood 4
František Drtikol 3
Germaine Krull 3
Charlotte March 3
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 3
Herb Ritts 3
Antanas Sutkus 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.

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