Auction Preview: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, February 11 and 12, 2015 @Christie’s London

Christie’s sits second in terms of total photographic value on offer this London season (its Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales are scheduled for the second week of February). While Gursky, Struth, Richter, Baldessari and others are all present, it’s a perfunctory group of images. Overall, there are a total of 26 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £1255000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 1
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £5000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 15
Total Mid Estimate £195000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 10
Total High Estimate £1055000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 63, Andreas Gursky, Hong Kong Borse II, 1995, estimated at £250000-350000.

Here’s the list of photographers with two or more lots in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Hiroshi Sugimoto 3
Matthew Barney 2
Gerhard Richter 2
Thomas Struth 2

Other lots of interest include lot 221, Thomas Struth, Museo del Prado I Madrid, 2005, estimated at £120000-180000 (image above, left, via Christie’s), lot 145, Gerhard Richter, September, 2009, estimated at £100000-150000 (image above, right, via Christie’s), and lot 237, Michele Abeles, Fuschia, Yellow, Green, Blue, Numbers, Man, Cement, Paper, 2011, estimated at £5000-7000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s).

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).

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