Auction Preview: Photography, November 14, 2014 @Artcurial

Artcurial’s various owner Photography sale in Paris on the 14th is a diverse, generally lower priced mix. Led by a 77 print set of André Kertész’ distortions (used to lay out the book of the same name), it runs the gamut from NASA pictures of the moon to Brassaï’s graffiti images. Overall, there are a total of 146 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €1396900.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 97
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €303900
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 44
Total Mid Estimate €753000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 5
Total High Estimate €340000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 13, André Kertész, Distortions (77 prints), 1974, estimated at €120000-150000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
NASA 12
Brassaï 8
William Klein 8
Helmut Newton 7
Nick Brandt 5

Other lots of interest include lot 24, Brassaï, Graffiti (Magicien), 1946/1955, estimated at €9000-15000 (image above, left, via Artcurial), lot 29, Man Ray, La Prière, 1930/1970, estimated at €20000-30000 (image above, middle, via Artcurial) and lot 47, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cala Lilies, 1985, estimated at €50000-70000 (image above, right, via Artcurial).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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