Auction Preview: Photographs, April 28, 2015 @Bonhams

A mural sized Ansel Adams print leads the way at Bonhams’ Photographs sale in New York at the end of the month. From there, after a further run of more Adams prints, the sale quickly reverts back to a more predictable sample of lower priced material and later prints. Overall, there are a total of 107 lots available in the auction, with a Total High Estimate of $1257500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 88
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $502500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 17
Total Mid Estimate $435000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 2
Total High Estimate $320000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 6, Ansel Adams, Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944/1963-1973, estimated at $150000-250000 (image above via Bonhams).

Here’s the complete list of photographers with five or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Ansel Adams 13
Richard Misrach 6
Edward Curtis 5

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Bonhams):

Lot 36, Stanley Kubrick, Mickey, The Shoe-Shine Boy, 1947, estimated at $15000-20000

Lot 65, Richard Misrach, Sprinklers, 1978, estimated at $2500-3500

Lot 103, Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Pregnant Woman/Pool) from Twilight Series, 1998-2002, estimated at $15000-25000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Ansel Adams, Gregory Crewdson, Richard Misrach, Stanley Kubrick, Bonhams

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