The main various owner sale of photography at Christie’s next week stays right within predictable boundaries. Led by a mural sized print of Ansel Adams’ moonrise, the auction continues with dozen additional works by Adams and then adds in a further sprinkle of the usual 20th century and contemporary fare. Most of the more intriguing works fall in the middle and lower price tiers. Overall, there are a total of 179 lots available in the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of $5551000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||57|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$420000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||101|
|Total Mid Estimate||$2341000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||21|
|Total High Estimate||$2790000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 232, Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941/1950s-1960s, estimated at $400000-600000 (image above, via Christie’s).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with four or more lots in the two sales, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):
Lot 242, Ansel Adams, Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958/1968, estimated at $200000-300000
Lot 252, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Brooklyn Bridge, 2001, estimated at $30000-50000
Lot 257, Thomas Struth, Control Panel, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, 2008, estimated at $100000-150000
Lot 270, Hendrik Kerstens, Napkin, February, 2009, estimated at $20000-30000
Lot 272, Sharon Core, Cake Counter from Thiebaud, 2004, estimated at $40000-60000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.