Auction Preview: Photographs, Icons & Style, June 30, 2015 @Christie’s Paris

Christie’s upcoming Photographs, Icons & Style sale in Paris next week feels reminiscent of the targeted auctions that Phillips pioneered a decade ago. Led by a parade of Irving Penn prints and supported by nudes, flowers, fashion images, celebrities, and wild animals, it gathers together work with a sleek, stylized aesthetic. Overall, there are a total of 63 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €1942000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 12
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €71000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 40
Total Mid Estimate €701000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 11
Total High Estimate €1170000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 216, Helmut Newton, Big Nude II, Paris, 1980/1982, estimated at €250000-350000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Irving Penn 15
Horst P. Horst 5
Helmut Newton 5
Nobuyoshi Araki 4

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):

Lot 13, Nobuyoshi Araki, Sensual Flower, 1997, estimated at €8000-12000

Lot 18, Irving Penn, Nude, 1949-1950, estimated at €12000-18000

Lot 32, Irving Penn, Two Liqueurs, New York, 1951/1960, estimated at €120000-180000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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