Auction Preview: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, October 6 and 7, 2017 @Christie’s London

The photography offerings available in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales coming up in London don’t generate much in the way of surprise. A Wolfgang Tillmans abstract leads the way, with secondary works by Sugimoto and Wall providing the backup. Overall, there are a total of 21 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £1702000.

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) 4
Total Mid Estimate £52000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 17
Total High Estimate £1650000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 43, Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer 120, 2006, estimated at £300000-400000 (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
Wolfgang Tillmans 5
Hiroshi Sugimoto 3
Thomas Ruff 2

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

Lot 324, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Fagus Shoe Last Factory, 1998, estimated at £30000-50000

Lot 325, Jeff Wall, Pipe Opening, 2002, estimated at £40000-60000

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

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