Auction Preview: Photographs, October 15, 2013 @Christie’s South Kensington

As a quick follow up to the recent auctions in New York, Christie’s has a various owner Photographs sale scheduled for next week in London, with a preponderance of lower end material, some of it from the collection of picture editor Norman Hall. Overall, there are 142 photography lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £821400.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 95
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £208400
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 43
Total Mid Estimate £483000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 4
Total High Estimate £130000

The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 119, Ansel Adams, Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments, 1950, and lot 138, David LaChapelle, Exposures of Luxury, 2009, (image above, middle, via Christie’s) both estimated at £25000-35000.

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
Peter Beard 7
Cecil Beaton 5
Aart Klein 5
Nick Brandt 4
Terry O'Neill 4
George Rodger 4
Jeanloup Sieff 4
Mike and Doug Starn 4

Other lots of interest include lot 132, Elger Esser, Saint Malo 142, 2005, estimated at £20000-30000 (image above, right) and lot 142, Pieter Hugo, Emeka, Motorcyclist, and Abdullah Ahmadu, Asaba, Nigeria, 2007, estimated at £10000-15000 (image above, left, both via Christie’s.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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