The various owner Photographs sale at Sotheby’s next week largely follows well worn black and white pathways, with plenty of Ansel Adams prints to get things going. An Alfred Stieglitz portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe and a complete set of Camera Work lead the way, with standout works from Robert Heinecken, André Kertész, Francesca Woodman, and others providing the supporting heft. Overall, there are a total of 178 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $5226000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||62|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$491000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||98|
|Total Mid Estimate||$2255000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||18|
|Total High Estimate||2480000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 57, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1918, estimated at $300000-500000 (image above, via Sotheby’s).
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|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Sotheby’s):
Lot 35, Alfred Stieglitz, editor, Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly, 1903-1917, estimated at $150000-250000
Lot 105, André Kertész, Nature Morte (II), 1928, estimated at $80000-120000
Lot 112, Yves Klein/Harry Shunk & János Kender, Leap into the Void, 1960/late 1960s, estimated at $15000-25000
Lot 142, Robert Heinecken, Lessons in Posing Subjects, 1981-1982, estimated at $100000-200000
Lot 144, Francesca Woodman, Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976, estimated at $30000-50000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.