Auction Preview: Photographs & Photobooks, November 22, 2013 @Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Elliott Erwitt 11
NASA 10
Peter Henry Emerson 7
Eadweard Muybridge 7
Martin Parr 7
Aaron Siskind 7
Edouard Boubat 5
Lucien Clergue 5
Robert Doisneau 5
Mario Giacomelli 5
Daido Moriyama 5
Willy Ronis 5
Edward Steichen 5
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.

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