Auction Preview: Post-War & Contemporary Art, September 28, 2017 @Christie’s

A museum-worthy mid-1970s multi-image work from Hannah Wilke leads the photography offerings at Christie’s upcoming mid-range Post-War & Contemporary Art sale. A handful of additional photography lots also merit attention, including works by Andres Serrano, Annette Messager, and Ryan McGinley. Overall, there are a total of 24 lots of photography available across the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $1405000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 1
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $6000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 18
Total Mid Estimate $439000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 5
Total High Estimate $960000

The top photographic lot by High estimate is lot 45, Hannah Wilke, SOS Starification Object Series, 1974/1979, estimated at $300000-500000 (image above via Christie’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Maurizio Cattelan 2
Louise Lawler 2
Paul McCarthy 2
Vik Muniz 2

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):

Lot 104, Annette Messager Mes Ouvrages, 1988, estimated at $20000-30000

Lot 317, Andres Serrano, Piss Christ, 1987, estimated at $100000-150000

Lot 318, Ryan McGinley, Jack (Blue Mass), 2009, estimated at $10000-15000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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