Auction Preview: Triple XXX: Photographs from the Collection of Don Sanders, September 29, 2014 @Christie’s

The final sale in Christie’s Fall photography run is another single owner offering, gathered from the collection of Don Sanders. It’s a deep selection of fashion/erotic nudes, with lots of portfolios and multi-image works (Newton, Levinthal, Gibson, Clergue etc.). Overall, there are a total of 79 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of $3678200 (and one lot, POR).

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 19
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $115200
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 44
Total Mid Estimate $1233000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 15
Total High Estimate $2330000

The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots (both sets of portfolios): lot 333, David Levinthal, XXX: Volumes I, II, and III, 1999-2001 (image above middle, via Christie’s), and lot 335, Helmut Newton, Private Property, Suites I, II, and III, 1984 (image above right, via Christie’s), both estimated at $250000-350000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Helmut Newton 16
Lucien Clergue 7
Nobuyoshi Araki 6
Bettine Rheims 6
Jock Sturges 6

Other lots of interest include lot 327, Nobuyoshi Araki, Shiki in me #19, 2006, estimated at $20000-30000 (image above left, via Christie’s).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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