Auction Preview: Photographies, November 10, 2016 @Christie’s Paris

Christie’s gets the Paris Photo auction season going later this week a long string of Eugène Atget prints drawn from the collection of the Fauvist painter André Derain. The selections include a wide variety of Atget’s most notable subject matter (street traders, trees, gardens, old city sidewalk views etc.), including several storefront windows tinged with found Surrealism. The sale also includes a rare calotype album by Amélie Guillot-Saguez, one of the first female photographers in France. Overall, there are a total of 123 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €3284000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 43
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €234000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 56
Total Mid Estimate €955000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 24
Total High Estimate €2095000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 66, Amélie Guillot-Saguez, Rome (album including 37 plates), 1847, estimated at €200000-300000 (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
Eugène Atget 47
Irving Penn 13
Henri Cartier-Bresson 12
Hiroshi Sugimoto 5
Diane Arbus 3
Julia Margaret Cameron 3
Thomas Struth 3

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):

Lot 7, Eugène Atget, Coiffeur, Avenue de l’Observatoire, Paris, 1926, estimated at €60000-80000

Lot 25, Eugène Atget, Bon Marché, Paris, 1927, estimated at €60000-80000

Lot 52, Julia Margaret Cameron, Julia Jackson (Mrs. Herbert Duckworth), 1867, estimated at €20000-30000

Lot 55, Gustave Le Gray, Bateaux quittant le port du Havre (navires de la flotte de Napoléon III), France, 1856-1857, estimated at €25000-35000

Lot 70, Irving Penn, Three Poppies, Arab Chief, New York, 1969/1992, estimated at €100000-150000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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