In addition to its various owner sale next week, Christie’s is also bringing to market two single owner sales. The first is drawn from the collection of Emily and Jerry Spiegel. The sale is led by a Paul Strand portrait of his wife Rebecca, and also boasts superlative prints by Outerbridge, Kertész, Drtikol, and Man Ray and some deep outliers from Francis Bruguière, Wanda Wulz, Eugène Durieu, and others. Overall, there are just 40 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $2759000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||5|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$29000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||25|
|Total Mid Estimate||$730000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||10|
|Total High Estimate||$2000000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 11, Paul Strand, Rebecca, New York, 1923, estimated at $500000-700000 (image above, via Christie’s).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with two or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
|George Platt Lynes||2|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):
Lot 10, František Drtikol, Prisms, 1926, estimated at $70000-100000
Lot 15, André Kertész, Pitcher, 1926, estimated at $100000-150000
Lot 19, Man Ray, dadaphoto, 1920, estimated at $100000-150000
Lot 20, Paul Outerbridge, Ide Collar, 1922, estimated at $250000-350000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.