Auction Preview: Photographs Signature Auction, October 16, 2014 @Heritage New York

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Berenice Abbott 33
Bert Stern 14
Ansel Adams 11
Andre De Dienes 10
Brett Weston 10
George Barris 9
Ralph Gibson 8
Edward Weston 8
Paul Caponigro 7
Leonard Freed 7

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.

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