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:
|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|
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).