Auction Preview: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, October 6 and 7, 2016 @Christie’s London

A Cindy Sherman film still tops the photography offerings at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales later this week in London. With solid works by Struth, Sugimoto, Matta-Clark, as well as a handful of British artists/photographers, there is enough photography here to merit a look. Overall, there are a total of 32 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £1170000.

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) 22
Total Mid Estimate £250000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 9
Total High Estimate £915000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 41, Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #52, 1979, estimated at £250000-350000 (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
Sarah Lucas 5
Thomas Struth 3
Darren Almond 2
Douglas Gordon 2
Douglas Huebler 2
Gordon Matta-Clark 2
Gerhard Richter 2
Wolfgang Tillmans 2

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

Lot 218, Gordon Matta-Clark, Pier 52 (#5), 1975, estimated at £25000-35000

Lot 285, Gillian Wearing, Self Portrait, 2000, estimated at £15000-20000

Lot 314, Thomas Struth, The Rothko Chapel, Houston, 2007, estimated at £100000-150000

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

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