Auction Preview: Photographs from the Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, November 18, 2014 @Phillips London

Building on the success of its Art Institute of Chicago deaccession sale this past October in New York, Phillips brings a second installment of material from the museum to market in London next week. While the sale is once again dominated by lesser known images and later prints, there are a sprinkling of gems to pique the interest of weary Paris fairgoers. Overall, there are 86 photography lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £457000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 64
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £204000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 22
Total Mid Estimate £253000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 0
Total High Estimate £0

The top lot by High estimate is lot 65, Ansel Adams, Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958/1978, estimated at £15000-20000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Walker Evans 8
André Kertész 7
Bill Brandt 6
Aaron Siskind 6
Edward Weston 5

Other lots of interest include lot 8, Lewis Carroll, Margaret Frances Langdon Clarke, 1864, estimated at £5000-7000 (image above, left, via Phillips), lot 3, Gertrude Käsebier, Auguste Rodin, 1905, estimated at £12000-18000 (image above, middle, via Phillips), and lot 70, Aaron Siskind, Buttressed Wall, Church, Alcoman, Mexico, 1955/1964, estimated at £2500-3500 (image above, right, via Phillips).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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