Auction Preview: Photography and Contemporary Art, May 31 and June 1, 2017 @Lempertz

Led by an iconic August Sander portrait, the Photography and Contemporary Art sales at Lempertz later this week in Cologne generally dig into lesser known and affordable European imagery. Overall, there are a total of 221 lots of photography on offer in these sales, with a Total High Estimate of €641700.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 205
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €375700
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 14
Total Mid Estimate €156000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 2
Total High Estimate €110000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 23, August Sander, The painter Heinrich Hoerle, 1928/before 1953, estimated at €50000-70000 (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
August Sander 8
Bernd and Hila Becher 5
Peter Keetman 4
Barbara Klemm 4
Robert Lebeck 4

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

Lot 46, Anton Stankowski, Gaswerk Zürich, 1931, estimated at €700

Lot 81, Ludwig Windstosser, Unwirkliche Industrie-Landschaft, 1963, estimated at €1800

Lot 109, János Szász, Will it go in?, c1969, estimated at €1500

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

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