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:
|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|
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.