Auction Preview: Photography, November 14, 2015 @Artcurial

Artcurial’s photography offerings during Paris Photo week cover a broad swath of territory, from vintage rarities by Erwin Blumenfeld and Man Ray to contemporary work from Pieter Hugo and Alex Prager, with a healthy dose of secondary material and later prints in between. It’s certainly worth a quick review for those planning to pick over the other sales. Overall, there are a total of 118 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €891500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 78
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €280500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 37
Total Mid Estimate €461000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 3
Total High Estimate €150000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 60, Erwin Blumenfeld, Manina Blumenfeld, 14 ans, 1932/1949, estimated at €40000-60000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Berenice Abbott 6
Erwin Blumenfeld 6
Ed Ruscha 5
Nobuyoshi Araki 4
Mario Giacomelli 4
Robert Capa 3
Robert Doisneau 3
Lee Friedlander 3
Man Ray 3
Edward Weston 3
Garry Winogrand 3

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

Lot 55, Edward Weston, Rock Formations, 1928, estimated at €15000-25000

Lot 57, Man Ray, L’Etoile de Mer, 1928, estimated at €40000-50000

Lot 91, Ed Ruscha, Swimming Pool, 1968/1997, estimated at €7000-9000

Lot 115, Pieter Hugo, Mohammed Rabiu with Jamis, Asaba, 2007, estimated at €10000-12000

Lot 119, Alex Prager, Eva, 2009, estimated at €8000-12000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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