Auction Preview: Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, July 1 and 2, 2014 @Christie’s London

The photography included in Christie’s upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art sales in London falls into the category of lesser known images by recognized names. Gursky, Sherman, Prince, and Gilbert & George are all here, just represented by works that are off the beaten path a bit. Overall, there are 38 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of £2726000.

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) NA
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 15
Total Mid Estimate £261000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 23
Total High Estimate £2465000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 27, Andreas Gursky, Nha Trang, 2004, estimated at £300000-500000 (image above, right, via Christie’s).

Here is the short list of photographers with three or more lots available in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Gilbert & George 3
Thomas Ruff 3
Cindy Sherman 3
Hiroshi Sugimoto 3

Other lots of interest include lot 194, Gerhard Richter, Betty, 1991, estimated at £100000-150000 (image above, left, via Christie’s) and lot 305, The Atlas Group/Walid Raad, Notebook Volume 38: Already Been in a Lake of Fire (Plates 55/56), 1999-2003, estimated at £15000-20000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s.)

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

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