Auction Preview: Photographs, October 27, 2015 @Bonhams

It’s an Ansel Adams heavy Photographs sale at Bonhams in New York next week, and with no lots in the top price tier, its aspirations are rather modest. Later prints and secondary images dominate the offerings. Overall, there are a total of 106 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $930000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 85
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $521000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 21
Total Mid Estimate $409000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 0
Total High Estimate $0

The top lot by High estimate is lot 81, Irving Penn, Cigarette #48, 1972/1975,  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 15
Sebastião Salgado 6
Berenice Abbott 4
André Kertész 4

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Bonhams):

Lot 34, Margaret Bourke-White, Continental Paper Company, 1932-1937, estimated at $12000-15000

Lot 67, Mary Ellen Mark, Tiny in her Halloween Costume, Seattle, 1983, estimated at $3000-5000

Lot 97, Harry Callahan, Providence, Rhode Island, 1970-1980-1981, estimated at $4000-6000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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