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:
|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|
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