Auction Preview: Photography and Contemporary Art, May 29 and 30, 2015 @Lempertz

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Albert Renger-Patzsch 6
Henri Cartier-Bresson 4
Will McBride 4
Beat Streuli 4

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).

Chargesheimer, Max Baur, Otto Steinert, Thomas Demand, Kunsthaus Lempertz

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