Christie’s kicks off the London season for photography later this week with its various owner Photographs sale coming up on Thursday. The auction brings to market a style/fashion-centric gathering of works, with prints by Newton, Penn, and Mapplethorpe leading the way. Overall, there are a total of 97 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £1786000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000)||25|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||£87000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||58|
|Total Mid Estimate||£739000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||14|
|Total High Estimate||£960000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 41, Helmut Newton, Private Property Suites I, II & III, 1984, estimated at £200000-300000 (image above, via Christie’s).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):
Lot 33, Irving Penn, The Hand of Miles Davis (C), New York, 1986/1992, estimated at £70000-90000
Lot 34, Robert Mapplethorpe, Calla Lily, 1988, estimated at £25000-30000
Lot 62, William Eggleston, Untitled, 1971-2012, estimated at £80000-120000
Lot 69, Robert Polidori, Versailles, Attique du Midi, Detail of Door and Keyhole #1, 2007, estimated at £12000-18000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.