Auction Preview: Post War & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, October 16 and 17, 2015 @Christie’s London

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Andreas Gursky 3
Vik Muniz 3
Gabriel Orozco 3
Gerhard Richter 3
Bernd and Hilla Becher 2
Thomas Struth 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

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

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