Auction Preview: Photographie, May 30 and 31, 2014 @Lempertz

Building on its successful sale of NASA photographs last fall, Lempertz is back with more moon and space images headlining its Photography and Contemporary Art sales later this week. Overall, there are a total of 292 lots of photography on offer in these sales (including a handful of photobooks), with a Total High Estimate of €794010.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 276
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €452010
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 14
Total Mid Estimate €192000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 2
Total High Estimate €150000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 635, Thomas Demand, Flügel (Grand Piano), 2005, estimated at €60000-80000 (image above, left, via Lempertz).

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
NASA 39
Josef Breitenbach 13
Robert Doisneau 4
Candida Höfer 4
Peter Keetman 4
Will McBride 4
August Sander 4
Toni Schneiders 4
Umbo 4

Other lots of interest include lot 20, NASA, Moon view, Apollo 17, 1972, estimated at €600 (image above, middle, via Lempertz) and lot 66, Umbo, Ohne Titel, 1948, estimated at €3000-4000 (image above, right, via Lempertz).

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Photography) and here (Contemporary Art).

NASA, Thomas Demand, Umbo (Otto Umbehr), Kunsthaus Lempertz

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recent Articles

Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989 @Leslie-Lohman Museum and @Grey Art Gallery (NYU)

Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989 @Leslie-Lohman Museum and @Grey Art Gallery (NYU)

JTF (just the facts): A two-venue museum exhibition, comprised of approximately 150 works. Originally organized by Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann, and Drew Sawyer of the Columbus Museum of Art. A catalog ... Read on.

Sign up for our weekly email newsletter