Auction Preview: Post-War and Contemporary Art, September 24, 2013 @Christie’s South Kensington

The photography buried in Christie’s upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art sale in South Kensington is more eclectic than we might normally expect, with lesser known images by bold faced photography names and a wide variety of works from more obscure and emerging photographers. With few photographic standouts, those with an eye for a specific lot or two might be rewarded. Overall, there are 43 photography lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £463400.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 17
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £56400
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 22
Total Mid Estimate £237000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 4
Total High Estimate £170000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 15, Helena Almeida, Pintura Habitada, 1976, at £40000-60000. (Image above, left, via Christie’s.)

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Wolfgang Tillmans 3
Philip-Lorca diCorcia 2
Andreas Gursky 2
Valie Export 2

Other lots of interest include lot 154, Huang Yan, Brother and Sister No. 3, 2006, at £2000-3000 (image above, middle) and lot 102, David Hockney, George, Blanche, Celia, Albert and Percy, 1983, at £12000-18000 (image above, right, both via Christie’s.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

David Hockney, Helena Almeida, Huang Yan, Christie's

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