The photography buried in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art sales coming up in London next week has a back to the good old days feel. Big ticket Gursky, Struth, and Wall from more than a decade ago lead the way, the kind of recognizable large scale images that typically anchor collections. The usual suspects are offset by a few British lots (Hamilton, Lucas, Emin) and a couple of Polkes aimed at fans of the recent retrospective. Overall, there are a total of 36 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £2971000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|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)||17|
|Total Mid Estimate||£291000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||19|
|Total High Estimate||£2680000|
The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 76, Andreas Gursky, Albertville, 1992, and lot 80, Andreas Gursky, Hong Kong Borse II, 1995 (image above, left, via Christie’s), both estimated at £300000-400000.
Here’s the list of photographers with two or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include lot 73, Thomas Struth, National Gallery 2, London, 2001, estimated at £200000-300000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s) and lot 81, Jeff Wall, The Arrest, 1989, estimated at £250000-350000 (image above, right, via Christie’s).