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:
|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|
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.