The highlight of Villa Grisebach’s photography sale in Berlin tomorrow is a broad selection of vintage Czech photography drawn from an Austrian private collection, containing both familiar (Sudek, Drtikol, Rössler) and unfamiliar names. It’s a reminder of the strength of the work that was done by lesser known photographers there, even if their names aren’t as obvious here. A more routine selection of lower priced material surrounds this group. Overall, there are a total of 312 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €1111100.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||288|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€695100|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||23|
|Total Mid Estimate||€371000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||1|
|Total High Estimate||€45000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 2132, Irving Penn, 3 New Guinea Men, (2 with Pipes), 1970/1983, estimated at €35000-45000.
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|
|Ladislav Emil Berka||4|
Other lots of interest include lot 2031, Anton Bruehl, Gas Tank, 1926, estimated at €2000-3000 (image above, middle, via Villa Grisebach), lot 2207, Jaroslav Kysela, Ohne Titel (Grammophon und Klavier), 1936, estimated at €600-800 (image above, right, via Villa Grisebach), and lot 2230, Roger Ballen, Dresie and Casie, Twins, Western Transvaal, 1993/2000, estimated at €15000-20000 (image above, left, via Villa Grisebach).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.