Auction Preview: Photographs, October 7, 2016 @Sotheby’s

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Ansel Adams 19
Robert Frank 9
Alfred Stieglitz 8
Harry Callahan 7
Edward Weston 7
Eugène Atget 5
Peter Beard 5

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.

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