Auction Preview: Photographie, June 3, 2015 @Villa Grisebach

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Albert Renger-Patzsch 9
Berencie Abbott 4
Ellen Auerbach 4
Andreas Feininger 4
Will McBride 4
Jaroslav Rössler 4

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.

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