Auction Preview: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, February 11 and 12, 2016 @Christie’s London

Christie’s finishes up the Contemporary Art season in London next week with its Evening and Day auctions on Thursday and Friday. With a 1980’s Gilbert & George as its headliner, the sales are generally lacking in major photographic trophies. A handful of Gerhard Richter overpainted photographs/prints fill in some of the gaps, and some other strong mid-priced material is available for those who want to sift closely. Overall, there are a total of 25 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £1273000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £0
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 12
Total Mid Estimate £168000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 13
Total High Estimate £1105000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 44, Gilbert & George, Frozen Youth, 1982, estimated at £220000-280000 (image above, via Christie’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Gerhard Richter 5
Gilbert & George 2
Thomas Struth 2
Christopher Williams 2

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):

Lot 114, Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting: Number 26 + 27, 1975, estimated at £18000-22000

Lot 115, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Wassertürme (Sezanne F), 1973, estimated at £20000-30000

Lot 199, Christopher Williams, Cutaway of a LEICA TRI-ELMAR-M…, 2009, estimated at £18000-25000

Lot 208, Gerhard Richter, 12. Jan. 2000, 2000, estimated at £25000-35000

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

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