Led by an Andreas Gursky geometric hotel interior and a Richard Prince cowboy, the upcoming sales of Post War & Contemporary Art at Christie’s in London don’t offer much in the way of photographic surprises. It’s more of a “different versions of the things we know” concept, exemplified by Muniz diamond portraits and Struth church interiors. Overall, there are a total of 27 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £2272000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|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)||10|
|Total Mid Estimate||£132000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||17|
|Total High Estimate||£2140000|
The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 44, Andreas Gursky, San Francisco, 1998, estimated at £400000-600000 (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|
|Bernd and Hilla Becher||2|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):
Lot 288, Thomas Struth, Iglesia do San Francisco, Lima, 2003, estimated at £100000-150000
Lot 292, Vik Muniz, Brigitte Bardot, 2004, estimated at £35000-50000
Lot 309, Gabriel Orozco, Mangjera Mordida (Eaten Hose), 1990, estimated at £7000-10000