Auction Preview: Visionaries: Photographs from the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Collection, October 10, 2017 @Christie’s

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Francis Bruguière 4
Paul Outerbridge 4
Man Ray 2
Sally Mann 2
George Platt Lynes 2

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

Lot 10, František Drtikol, Prisms, 1926estimated 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.

André Kertész, František Drtikol, Man Ray, Paul Outerbridge, Paul Strand, Christie's

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