Auction Preview: Photography and Contemporary Art, December 2 and 3, 2016 @Lempertz

Led by a Thomas Struth monumental landscape, the upcoming Photography and Contemporary Art sales at Lempertz later this week in Cologne travel the familiar pathways of lower priced European work. Overall, there are a total of 193 lots of photography on offer in these sales, with a Total High Estimate of €610100.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 177
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €377100
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 15
Total Mid Estimate €183000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 1
Total High Estimate €50000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 471, Thomas Struth, Paradise 20, Bayrischer Wald, 1999, estimated at €40000-50000 (image above, via Lempertz).

Here’s the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Albert Renger-Patzsch 8
Peter Keetman 4
Gerhard Richter 4
August Sander 4
Thomas Struth 4
Harry Callahan 3
Henri Cartier-Bresson 3
Gisele Freund 3
Imre Kinszki 3
Will McBride 3
Leni Riefenstahl 3
Aaron Siskind 3
Miroslav Tichý 3
Joel-Peter Witkin 3

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Lempertz):

Lot 78, Otto Steinert, Luminogramm, 1952, estimated at €10000-12000

Lot 155, Thomas Höpker, View of Manhattan from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on September 11, 2001, 2001, estimated at €2500-3000

Lot 624, Gerhard Richter, Uran, 1989, estimated at €20000-25000

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Photography), here (Contemporary Art I), and here (Contemporary Art II).

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