Auction Preview: Photographs, October 28, 2014 @Bonhams

Following upon the success of the vintage Margaret Bourke-White images in its previous spring sale, Bonhams is bringing another trove of black-bordered Bourke-Whites to market later this month in its various owner Photographs sale on the 28th. Overall, there are a total of 137 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $1141000, and there are plenty of low priced lots on offer to tempt the bargain hunters.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 115
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $740000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 22
Total Mid Estimate $401000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 0
Total High Estimate $0

The top lot by High estimate is lot 3, Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1948/1972, estimated at $25000-35000.

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
Margaret Bourke-White 14
Ansel Adams 11
Horst P. Horst 8
Ruth Bernhard 5
Richard Misrach 5

Other lots of interest include lot 30, Margaret Bourke-White, Lumberjack, for International Paper Co., 1937, estimated at $4000-6000 (image above, middle, via Bonhams), lot 118, David Wojnarowicz, Untitled (Buffaloes), 1988-1989, estimated at $20000-30000 (image above, left, via Bonhams), and lot 121, Richard Misrach, Desert Cactus, 1976, estimated at $5000-7000 (image above, right, via Bonhams).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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