The upcoming various owner Photographies sale at Christie’s in Paris is highly clumped. Led by a Moholy-Nagy photogram, the auction settles into long stretches of works by Brassaï and Josef Sudek, and fills in with a handful of additional photographers (Baldus, Burri, Cartier-Bresson, and others) each represented by meaningful cluster of prints. Overall, there are a total of 143 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €2004000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||53|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€295000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||83|
|Total Mid Estimate||€1114000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||7|
|Total High Estimate||€595000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 38, László Moholy-Nagy, Photogramme, Dessau, 1925, estimated at €120000-180000 (image above via Christie’s).
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 Christie’s):
Lot 35, Claude Cahun, Sans titre, 1939, estimated at €40000-60000
Lot 44, Raoul Ubac, Triomphe de la Stérilité, 1937, estimated at €35000-45000
Lot 105, Irving Penn, Metropolis, New York, 1980/1981, estimated at €20000-25000
Lot 126, Gustave Le Gray, Flotte Française en Rade de Cherbourg, 1858, estimated at €80000-120000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.