Auction Preview: Photographs, November 19, 2015 @Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury’s upcoming Photographs sale is heavily weighted toward low priced material, with lots of secondary images and later prints to shuffle through. With no lots in the top price tier, it’s an affordable place to go browsing. Overall, there are 177 lots of photography/photobooks on offer in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £462650.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 162
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £345650
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 15
Total Mid Estimate £117000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 0
Total High Estimate £0

The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 151, Irving Penn, Woman in Balenciaga Coat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), 1950/1960 and lot 158, Rineke Dijkstra, If/Then, 1998, both estimated at £10000-15000 or £12000-15000. (images above via Dreweatts & Bloomsbury)

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
Garry Winogrand 9
Patrick Demarchelier 8
Mario Giacomelli 7
Elliott Erwitt 6
Walker Evans 6
William Klein 6
Nick Brandt 5
Nan Goldin 5
Willy Ronis 5

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Dreweatts & Bloomsbury):

Lot 70, Garry Winogrand, Rodeo, Man, and the Cow, 1964, estimated at £2000-3000

Lot 84, Lee Friedlander, Nude, 1978, estimated at £3000-5000

Lot 120, Emmet Gowin, Edith, Danville, Virginia, 1969/1970, estimated at £1800-2200

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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