Auction Preview: Photographs, October 29, 2013 @Bonhams

Thirteen lots by Ansel Adams lead the way in this various owner sale of generally lower priced material. Overall, there are a total of 137 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $1151500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 112
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $625500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 25
Total Mid Estimate $526000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 0
Total High Estimate $0

The top lot by High estimate is lot 118, Nick Brandt, Portrait of Elephant in Dust, Amboseli, 2011, estimated at $30000-35000 (image above, middle, via Bonhams).

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 13
Robert Doisneau 6
Richard Misrach 6
Alfred Eisenstaedt 5
Sebastião Salgado 5
Aaron Siskind 5
Joel-Peter Witkin 5

Other lots of interest include lot 99, Toshio Shibata, Hinohara Village, Tokyo, 1994, estimated at $3000-4000 (image above, left, via Bonhams) and lot 95, Sebastião Salgado, Dunkirk, France, 1987/later, estimated at $2500-3500 (image above, right, via Bonhams).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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