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:
|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|
|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.