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:
|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|
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.