Led by a classic William Eggleston image of a Memphis woman with a bouffant hairdo sitting on a yellow curb, Sotheby’s opts for sampler-style breadth in its Paris Photo-ready various owner Photographies sale in Paris later this week. A selection of André Kertész’ vintage nude distortions from the early 1930s anchors the midsection of the sale, while the rest of the auction skims the tops of the waves of work from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Overall, there are a total of 103 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €2292000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||23|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€145000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||67|
|Total Mid Estimate||€1202000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||13|
|Total High Estimate||€945000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 67, William Eggleston, Untitled (Memphis), 1972/1986, estimated at €150000-200000 (image above via Sotheby’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|
|Ernest de Caranza & Emile Charles Labbé||9|
Other lots of interest include (images above via Sotheby’s):
Lot 13, Camille Silvy, ‘LECTURE, DANS LES RUES DE PARIS, DE L’ORDRE DU JOUR ADRESSÉ À L’ARMÉE D’ITALIE’, 1861-1859, estimated at €50000-70000
Lot 18, Germaine Krull, La Tour Eiffel, 1927, estimated at €20000-30000
Lot 21, André Kertész, Distortion #134, 1933, estimated at €20000-30000
Lot 74, Richard Avedon, James Story, Coal Miner, Somerset, Colorado, 12/18/79, 1979/1985, estimated at €70000-100000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.