Auction Preview: Photographs, October 2, 2013 @Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s comes second in the parade of Fall Photographs sales in New York, with a various owner sale next week. The top lots include Stieglitz, Adams (Ansel), Moholy-Nagy, and Avedon. Overall, there are a total of 232 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $6777000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 90
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $722000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 120
Total Mid Estimate $2600000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 22
Total High Estimate $3455000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 64, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe: A Portrait – Torso, 1918-1919, estimated at $300000-500000 (image above, left, via Sotheby’s).

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
Ansel Adams 16
Berenice Abbott 14
Peter Beard 12
Henri Cartier-Bresson 11
Harry Callahan 9
Irving Penn 9
Brett Weston 9
Alfred Eisenstaedt 6
Robert Mapplethorpe 6
Adam Fuss 5

Other lots of interest include lot 57, Pierre Dubreuil, LT.C…OFF.ARGENTIN, 1929, estimated at $40000-60000 (image above, middle, via Sotheby’s), lot 143, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Young Pioneer, 1928, estimated at $70000-100000 (image above, middle, via Sotheby’s), and lot 148, Lee Friedlander, Newburgh, N.Y., 1966, estimated at $20000-30000 (image above, right, via Sotheby’s).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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