There is a relentlessness to the parade of later prints in Christie’s upcoming various owner Photographs sale that becomes almost mind numbing. Led by a wide selection of Irving Penn prints (25 in all), the sale settles down into a repeated rhythm of Cartier-Bresson, Friedlander, Arbus, and Weston, nearly all recognizable images printed later, perfectly fine but not hugely unexpected. Overall, there are a total of 212 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $6030500.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||70|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$524500|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||113|
|Total Mid Estimate||$2766000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||29|
|Total High Estimate||$2740000|
The top lot by High estimate is tied between three lots: lot 114, Peter Beard, Orphaned Cheetah Cubs at Feeding Time, Mweiga, Near Nyeri, Kenya, 1968/2001, lot 124, Irving Penn, Woman with Roses on Her Arm (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), 1950/1977, and lot 241, Irving Penn, Cuzco Children, 1948/1977, each estimated at $150000-250000.
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|
|Horst P. Horst||7|
Other lots of interest include lot 113, Irving Penn, Poppy: Burgundy, New York, 1968/2006, estimated at $60000-80000 (image above, left, via Christie’s), lot 138, Paul Outerbridge, Wooden Box with Saw, 1923, estimated at $30000-50000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s), and lot 261, Dorothea Lange, White Angel Breadline, 1933/1950s, estimated at $70000-90000 (image above, right, via Christie’s).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.