Auction Preview: Photographies, November 10, 2017 @Sotheby’s Paris

The various owner Photographies sale at Sotheby’s in Paris next week covers a broad sweep to photographic time, from early 19th century works to contemporary prints. While the auction is led by an 1840s full plate daguerreotype of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris by Vincent Chevalier, most of the sale’s high points come from more recent works from the likes of Sugimoto, the Bechers, Avedon, Koudelka, and Neshat. Overall, there are a total of 106 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €2546000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 31
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €154000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 55
Total Mid Estimate €902000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 20
Total High Estimate €1490000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 107, Vincent Chevalier, Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, c1840, estimated at €100000-150000 (image above via Sotheby’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
Henri Cartier-Bresson 11
Hiroshi Sugimoto 6
Irving Penn 5
Bernd and Hilla Becher 4
Josef Koudelka 4
William Klein 4
Gustave Le Gray 4
Shirin Neshat 4

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

Lot 154, Josef Koudelka, Gypsy, Kladno, Czechoslovakia, 1966, estimated at €25000-35000

Lot 166, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Water Tower Typology, 1972-1982, estimated at €20000-30000

Lot 169, Hiroshi Sugimoto, E. U. R. Palazzo Della Civilta Romana, 1998, estimated at €50000-70000

Lot 192, Richard Avedon, Danny Lane, Fourteen Year Old, Christine Coil, Seventeen Year Old, Calhan, Colorado, 7/31/81, 1981/1985, estimated at €60000-80000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Read more about: Bernd and Hilla Becher, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Josef Koudelka, Richard Avedon, Vincent Chevalier, Sotheby's

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