Auction Preview: Photographie, November 27, 2013 @Villa Grisebach

Villa Grisebach’s photography sale in Berlin next week brings together a generally lower priced selection of material (often European), mixing 20th century black and white and more contemporary color work. Overall, there are a total of 206 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €961250.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 175
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €479250
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 28
Total Mid Estimate €338000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 3
Total High Estimate €144000

The top lot by High estimate is tied between lot 2140, Peter Beard, Orphaned Cheetah Cubs at National Park Headquarters, Mweiga, nr. Nyeri, Kenya, 1968/later, estimated at €30000-50000, and lot 2118, Edward Steichen, Greta Garbo, Hollywood, 1928, estimated at €40000-50000 (image above, left, via Villa 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
Aenne Biermann 11
Milton Greene 4
Eugene Atget 3
Auriga Verlag 3
Ilse Bing 3
Harry Callahan 3
Jitka Hanzlova 3
Albert Renger-Patzsch 3
Josef Sudek 3
Tom Wood 3

Other lots of interest include lot 2119, Otto Steinert, Kubische Kurve, 1948-1949, estimated at €5000-7000 (image above, middle, via Villa Grisebach) and lot 2203, Tom Wood, Sisters, Pier Head, Liverpool, 1985/2000, estimated at €400-500 (image above, right, via Villa Grisebach).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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