Led by a seemingly endless run of Irving Penn animal skulls, this last gasp summer sale at Christie’s in Paris hits all the fashion and style high notes. Mapplethorpe and Penn flowers, Avedon fashion spreads, Araki florals and nudes, LaChapelle celebrity shots, they’re all here in a swirl of glamour. Overall, there are a total of 121 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €2953000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||34|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€199000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||71|
|Total Mid Estimate||€1354000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||16|
|Total High Estimate||€1400000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 48, Irving Penn, Ginko Leaves, New York, 1990/1992, estimated at €200000-300000.
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||5|
Other lots of interest include lot 96, Irving Penn, Lion (3/4 View), Prague, 1986, estimated at €15000-20000 (image above, left, via Christie’s), lot 7, Richard Avedon, Model in White Turban, c1960, estimated at €20000-30000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s), and lot 49, Horst P. Horst, Fashion: Model in Surreal Location with Balls, c1940, estimated at €10000-15000 (image above, right, via Christie’s).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.