Auction Preview: Photographs, October 25, 2016 @Bonhams

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Ansel Adams 6
Sebastião Salgado 6
Brassaï 5
Horst P. Horst 4
Robert Mapplethorpe 4
Eve Sussman 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.

Ansel Adams, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Karl Struss, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Bonhams

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