Auction Previews: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, May 18 and 19, 2017 @Sotheby’s

A saturated pink Richard Prince cowboy sunset with a seven figure estimate range leads the photography offerings at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening and Day auctions next week. A handful of Wolfgang Tillmans prints provide some supporting ballast, with photographic works by Jeff Wall and John Baldessari hovering near the top end. Overall, there are a total of 23 photography lots available across the two sessions, with a Total High Estimate of $3949000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 1
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $8000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 8
Total Mid Estimate $246000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 14
Total High Estimate $3695000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 32, Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 2001, estimated at $1400000-1800000 (image above, via Sotheby’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Wolfgang Tillmans 4
Felix Gonzalez-Torres 2
Vik Muniz 2

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

Lot 13, Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer 123, 2004, estimated at $200000-300000

Lot 435, John Baldessari, Gun/Badge/Knife, 1988, estimated at $200000-300000

Lot 439, Jeff Wall, Overpass, 2001, estimated at $250000-350000

Lot 541, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Catherine of Aragon, 1999, estimated at $40000-60000

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).

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