Auction Preview: Photographie, November 27, 2015 @Lempertz

With two vintage Diane Arbus prints as its top lots, Lempertz’ Photography sale next week in Cologne has a bit more punch than usual. But aside from those two, the sale quickly falls back to the usual lower priced European fare that is the house’s normal territory, with a large number of August Sander landscapes available. Overall, there are a total of 202 lots of photography on offer in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of €683100.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 192
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €359100
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 8
Total Mid Estimate €104000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 2
Total High Estimate €220000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 131, Diane Arbus, A widow in her bedroom, NYC, 1963, estimated at €100000-150000.

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
August Sander 17
Germaine Krull 5
Joyce Baronio 4
Larry Clark 4
Andreas Feininger 4
Luigi Ghirri 4
Peter Keetman 4
Ludwig Windstosser 4

Other lots of interest include: (images above, via Lempertz)

Lot 33, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Das Baumchen, 1929, estimated at €20000-30000

Lot 64, Germaine Krull, Ohne Titel (from Metal), 1928, estimated at €2000-3000

Lot 81, Ludwig Windstosser, Profileisen, 1957, estimated at €2000

Lot 169, Arnold Odermatt, Stansstad, 1971, estimated at €1500-2000

Lot 193, Alec Soth, The Reverend and Margaret’s bedroom, Vicksburg, MI, 2004, estimated at €2500-3500

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Albert Renger-Patzsch, Alec Soth, Arnold Odermatt, Diane Arbus, Germaine Krull, Ludwig Windstosser, Kunsthaus Lempertz

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