Auction Preview: Photography and Contemporary Art II, June 3 and 4, 2016 @Lempertz

It’s a largely German affair at next week’s Photography (and ContemporaryArt) sales at Lempertz in Cologne. Led by  a vintage Karl Blossfledt floral, the most interesting of its consignments dig further into between-the-wars and post-WWII German photography. Overall, there are a total of 206 lots of photography on offer in the sales, with a Total High Estimate of €541700.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 194
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €367700
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 12
Total Mid Estimate €174000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 0
Total High Estimate €0

The top lot by High estimate is lot 9, Karl Blossfeldt, Salvia argentea (Sage), 1920-1925, estimated at €18000-25000 (image above, via Lempertz).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Albert Renger-Patzsch 10
August Sander 7
Peter Keetman 6
Anton Stankowski 5
Ludwig Windstosser 5
Andreas Feininger 4
Dorothy Norman 4
Martin Parr 4
Heinrich Riebesehl 4

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

Lot 20, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Natterkopf, 1925, estimated at €15000-20000

Lot 35, Hannes Kilian, Im Prater, Wien, 1940, estimated at €1300-1500

Lot 39, Anton Stankowski, Süring, 1929, estimated at €3000

Lot 111, Jaroslav Rössler, Untitled, 1965, estimated at €2000-2500

Lot 113, Siegfried Lauterwasser, Metall-Profile, 1950s, estimated at €900

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

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