Led by the broad holdings of the Sender collection and nearly a dozen works by Cindy Sherman, Sotheby’s bested its rivals by an excessive margin in terms of photographic consignments this spring, bringing nearly $15M of photographic value to the table, much of it in big trophy-sized chunks. Overall, there are a total of 58 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a whopping Total High Estimate of $14792000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||1|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$6000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||19|
|Total Mid Estimate||$536000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||38|
|Total High Estimate||$14250000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 12, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #93, 1981, estimated at $2000000-3000000 (image above, left, via Sotheby’s).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the two sales, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include lot 71, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #216, 1989, estimated at $1500000-2000000 (image above, middle, via Sotheby’s), and lot 524, Jeff Wall, Card Players, 2006, estimated at $300000-400000 (image above, right, via Sotheby’s).