The upcoming Photographs & Photobooks sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury is the kind of auction where bargains can be had for those willing to look. It’s a diverse mix of material, most of it lower priced and likely to be available at reasonable prices. Overall, there are 273 lots of photography on offer in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £533500.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000)||260|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||£378500|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||13|
|Total Mid Estimate||£155000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||0|
|Total High Estimate||£0|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 89, Robert Rauschenberg, Cracked Surface and Rivets I (from the Bleacher series), 1989, estimated at £20000-25000 (image above, left, via Dreweatts).
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|
|Peter Henry Emerson||7|
|Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden||5|
Other lots of interest include lot 150, Richard Avedon, Jean Shrimpton, Evening Dress by Galitzine, 1981, estimated at £15000-20000 (image above, middle, via Dreweatts), and lot 210, Nobuyoshi Araki, Untitled (Watermelon) from Colourscapes, 1991/2007, estimated at £12000-15000 (image above, right, via Dreweatts).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.