The various owner Photographs sale at Bonhams in New York next week brings to market the auction house’s usual fare – a few Ansel Adams prints as highlights and a mixed selection of later prints and secondary images filling out the sale. The consignments seem a but thinner than its spring season sale, so there may be some bargains to be had. Overall, there are a total of 90 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $873000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||65|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$404000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||25|
|Total Mid Estimate||$469000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||0|
|Total High Estimate||$0|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 17, Ansel Adams, Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944/1962-1963, estimated at $30000-50000 (image above, via Bonhams).
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 Bonhams):
Lot 1, Karl Struss, Chicago River-Winter, 1912/1925, estimated at $10000-15000
Lot 47, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Chemische Fabrik Wesseling Bei Köln, Germany, 1997, estimated at $10000-15000
Lot 86, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, W, September 1997 #9, 1997, estimated at $15000-20000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.