Like Sotheby’s, Christie’s has also doubled up during the Paris Photo auction week, adding in a single owner sale from the collection of Claude Berri to its earlier various owner sale. The works on offer are well-edited, with Brassaï graffiti discoveries interacting with Raoul Ubac reliefs, and Thomas Ruff’s jpegs echoing Hiroshi Sugimoto’s blurred architecture. A Jeff Wall light box holds the top lot honors. Overall, there are a total of 69 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €1845500.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||32|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€154500|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||26|
|Total Mid Estimate||€481000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||11|
|Total High Estimate||€1210000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 43, Jeff Wall, Rear view, open air theatre, Vancouver, 2005, estimated at €300000-500000 (image above via Christie’s).
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|
|Jean Painlevé & Elie Lotar||3|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):
Lot 2, Brassaï, Soupirail, 1945-1950, estimated at €6000-8000
Lot 23, Alexander Rodchenko, Usine de roulement à billes (Ball Bearing Plant), Moscou, 1932, estimated at €50000-70000
Lot 44, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Haus II, Duisburg, Ruhrgebiet, 1976, estimated at €7000-9000
Lot 48, Thomas Ruff, jpeg co01, 2005, estimated at €60000-80000
Lot 61, Rodney Graham, Locarno Beach Tree, Winter, 2007, estimated at €80000-120000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.