Heritage brings a hulking 400 lot sale of photography to New York next week, testing its ability to gather a broad selection of active bidders for such a large collection of imagery. The vast majority of the works on offer are priced below $10000, making it a good feeding ground for low priced bargains. The sale is led by a massive 33 lot cache of Berenice Abbott prints and a mixed selection of images of Marilyn Monroe (Stern, Barris, Greene, De Dienes, and others). Overall, there are a total of 402 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of $1877100.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||383|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$1383100|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||17|
|Total Mid Estimate||$354000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||2|
|Total High Estimate||$140000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 74207, Helmut Newton, Tied-Up Torso, Ramatuelle, 1980, estimated at $60000-80000.
Here’s the list of photographers with seven or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
|Andre De Dienes||10|
Other lots of interest include lot 74012, Edward Weston, Church Door, Hornitos, 1940/1951, estimated at $30000-40000 (image above, middle, via Heritage), lot 74072, Berenice Abbott, Self Portrait with Distortion, 1945, estimated at $4000-6000 (image above, left, via Heritage), and lot 74322, Milton Greene, Marilyn Monroe in Arizona, 1954, estimated at $1000-2000 (image above, right, via Heritage).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.