Auction Preview: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening, Morning, and Afternoon Sales, November 10 and 11, 2015 @Christie’s

Christie’s brings a Cindy Sherman-heavy gathering of photography to market in its upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art sales in New York. Led by an early Gilbert & George black and white work, the sales offer meaningfully less photographic value than last the auction house’s previous sales this spring. Overall, there are a total of 31 lots of photography available across the three sales (5 of which are Sherman prints), with a Total High Estimate of $6790000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $0
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 6
Total Mid Estimate $235000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 25
Total High Estimate $6555000

The top photographic lot by High estimate is lot 62B, Gilbert & George, Dead Boards No. 5, 1976, estimated at $800000-1200000 (image above, via Christie’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Cindy Sherman 5
Fischli & Weiss 3
Gilbert & George 2
Andreas Gursky 2
Gerhard Richter 2
Thomas Struth 2

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

Lot 209, Gerhard Richter, 10.4.92, 1992, estimated at $35000-45000

Lot 408, John Baldessari, Strobe Series/Futurist: Dog on Leash (For Balla) (Version B), 1975, estimated at $120000-180000

Lot 486, Thomas Struth, National Gallery 2, London, 2002, estimated at $300000-500000

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening), here (Morning), and here (Afternoon).

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