Lower priced (and often underappreciated) European work is the mainstay at Lempertz and its Photography and Contemporary Art sales later this week in Cologne match that general pattern. Overall, there are a total of 215 lots of photography on offer in these sales, with a Total High Estimate of €645400.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500)||200|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||€390400|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000)||13|
|Total Mid Estimate||€145000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000)||2|
|Total High Estimate||€110000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 560, Thomas Demand, Junior Suite, 2012, estimated at €50000-70000 (image above, via Lempertz).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with four or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Lempertz):
Lot 26, Max Baur, Rauchglassschalen (Wilhelm Wagenfeld), 1930s, estimated at €1400
Lot 86, Chargesheimer, Ohne Titel (Chemigramm), 19450s, estimated at €1500-2000
Lot 96, Otto Steinert, Silhouettes de Paris, 1949, estimated at €5000-7000
The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Photography), here (Contemporary Art I), and here (Contemporary Art II).