Auction Preview: The Art of Fashion Photography, December 17, 2014 @Bonhams

Bonhams closes out the 2014 auction season with a fashion themed sale in New York later this week. While the timing certainly feels last minute as we head into the rush of the holidays, there might be a few prints here to tempt those still paying attention. Overall, there are a total of 101 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $1112200.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 71
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $399200
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 29
Total Mid Estimate $635000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 1
Total High Estimate $60000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 28, Irving Penn, Women in Wartime (Dorian Leigh and Evelyn Tripp), New York, 1950/1984, estimated at $40000-60000 (image above, middle, via Bonhams).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Horst P. Horst 7
Bob Colacello 5
Roxanne Lowit 5
Denis Piel 5
Jock Sturges 5

Other lots of interest include lot 31, Helmut Newton, TV Murder, Cannes (Unique Version), 1975, estimated at $20000-30000 (image above, left, via Bonhams), and lot 52, David LaChapelle, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the Subway, 1999, estimated at $20000-30000 (image above, right, via Bonhams).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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