Auction Preview: Stripped Bare: Photographs from the Collection of Thomas Koerfer, November 9, 2017 @Christie’s Paris

Christie’s has doubled up during the Paris Photo auction season next week, adding a single owner sale from the collection of the Swiss filmmaker Thomas Koerfer to its usual various owner sale. Led by a rare vintage print of Man Ray’s iconic Noire et Blanche, the sale leans heavily on images of human bodies and nudes, with multiple images on offer from Araki, Sherman, Mapplethorpe, Mollino, Goldin, and others. Overall, there are a total of 73 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €2867000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 40
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €172000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 28
Total Mid Estimate €425000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 5
Total High Estimate €2270000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 8, Man Ray, Noire et Blanche, 1926, estimated at €1000000-1500000 (image above via Christie’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Nobuyoshi Araki 8
Cindy Sherman 5
Robert Mapplethorpe 4
Nan Goldin 3
Carlo Mollino 3
Daido Moriyama 3

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

Lot 1, Cindy Sherman, Untitled (Bus Rider), 1976/2002, estimated at €8000-10000

Lot 7, Nan Goldin, Amanda on my Fortuny, Berlin, 1993, estimated at €7000-9000

Lot 20, Diane Arbus, Identical twins, Roselle, NJ1966/1969-1971, estimated at €400000-600000

Lot 29, Paul Outerbridge, Reclining Nude on Dark Green, 1937, estimated at €40000-60000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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