Villa Grisebach’s various owner photography sales are remarkably consistent from season to season – roughly 250 lots, plenty of lower priced European material, with a few vintage and contemporary highlights sprinkled in here and there. This sale fits the pattern almost exactly, with a Peter Beard as the headliner and vintage prints from Blossfeldt, Funke, Yamawaki and others to tempt the between the wars collectors. Overall, there are a total of 253 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €886500.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||226|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€483500|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||26|
|Total Mid Estimate||€333000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||1|
|Total High Estimate||€70000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 2190, Peter Beard, Maureen Gallagher and Night Giraffe Feeding, 1987/1999, estimated at €50000-70000.
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|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Villa Grisebach):
Lot 2023, Karl Blossfeldt, Cotula Coronopifolia, Laugenblume, 1915-1925, estimated at €22000-32000
Lot 2052, Walker Evans, Ohne Titel (Hand), 1929, estimated at €10000-15000
Lot 2140, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Zeche Katharina, Brikettfabrik, 1956, estimated at €2500-3500
Lot 2178, Jaromir Funke, Ohne Titel (Komposition mit Flasche), 1925, estimated at €25000-30000
Lot 2180, Iwao Yamawaki, Blick von einem Aussichtsturm, 19232, estimated at €5000-10000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.