Iain Macmillan’s image of the Beatles striding across the crosswalk on Abbey Road is one of the icons of rock photography, and a complete set of the images he took that day lead the Photographs & Photobooks sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in London on Friday. The rest of the sale gathers together a broad selection of lower priced material, with the work of British photographers well represented. Overall, there are 223 lots of photography/photobooks on offer in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £631100.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000)||204|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||£372100|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||18|
|Total Mid Estimate||£189000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||1|
|Total High Estimate||£70000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 152, Iain Macmillan, The Abbey Road Session, The Complete Set, 8 August 1969, 1969/Later, estimated at £50000-70000 (image above, left, via Dreweatts & Bloomsbury).
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 lot 72, Charles Jones, Turnip Golden Globe, 1895, estimated at £3000-5000 (image above, middle, via Dreweatts & Bloomsbury), and lot 145, Martin Parr, Common Sense (252 color Xerox copies), 1995-1999, estimated at £6000-8000 (image above, right, via Dreweatts & Bloomsbury).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.