Christie’s various owner Photographs sale has the least photography on offer of the three major houses this London season (both by lot and by value), and aside from the top lot Peter Beard collage, is largely lacking in rarities and surprises. Like the other sales this week, it’s heavy on style and fashion and light through the middle. Overall, there are a total of 94 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £1991000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000)||21|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||£86000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||60|
|Total Mid Estimate||£730000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||13|
|Total High Estimate||£1175000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 72, Peter Beard, Heart Attack City, 1972/1998, estimated at £300000-400000 (image above, via Christie’s).
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|
|Horst P. Horst||4|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):
Lot 4, Sam Haskins, Original maquette for Cowboy Kate & Other Stories, 1963-64, estimated at £30000-40000
Lot 51, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ken, Lydia and Tyler, 1985, estimated at £50000-70000
Lot 56, Man Ray, Elsa Schiaparelli, c. 1930, estimated at £8000-10000
Lot 91, Katy Grannan, Carla, from the Sugar Camp Road Series, 2003, estimated at £4000-6000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.