Collectors interested in the work of André Kertész should take the time to look through the upcoming various owner photography sale at Yann Le Mouel in Paris; with 43 Kertész lots on offer, there is plenty to review. The rest of the sale is filled with mostly lower priced European material, with an unsurprisingly heavy dose of French photography. Overall, there are a total of 287 lots available in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €1033400.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||252|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€593400|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||35|
|Total Mid Estimate||€440000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||0|
|Total High Estimate||€0|
The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 156, Irving Penn, Picasso, Cannes, Novembre 1957, 1957/1970 and lot 205, Irving Penn, Gant bourré de coton faisant des cornes, pendu sur les portes de Naples pour conjurer le mauvais sort, Italie, 1948 (image above, middle, via Yann Le Mouel), both estimated at €20000-30000.
Here is the list of the photographers who are represented by five or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include lot 81, André Kertész, Distorsion # 159, Paris, 1933, 1933/1976, estimated at €8000-10000 (image above, left, via Yann Le Mouel) and lot 193, Pierre Molinier, Sur le pavois, photomontage, ca. 1965, estimated at €4000-5000 (image above, right, via Yann Le Mouel).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.