Auction Previews: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, November 16 and 17, 2017 @Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s won the photography consignment battle with room to spare in this Fall season for Contemporary Art. An Andreas Gurksy concert print leads the offerings here, with a solid Cindy Sherman film still providing additional support. Overall, there are a total of 36 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $4909000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 4
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $25000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 15
Total Mid Estimate $464000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 17
Total High Estimate $4420000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 69, Andreas Gursky, Madonna I, 2001, estimated at $800000-1200000 (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
Cindy Sherman 3
John Baldessari 2
Philip-Lorca diCorcia 2
Elad Lassry 2
Louise Lawler 2
Robert Rauschenberg 2
Thomas Struth 2
Hiroshi Sugimoto 2

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

Lot 428, Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #5, 1977, estimated at $350000-450000

Lot 431, Richard Prince, Untitled (Girlfriend), 1993, estimated at $300000-400000

Lot 491, Elad Lassry, Bow, 2011, estimated at $4000-6000

Lot 531, Sigmar Polke, Untitled, 1969, estimated at $725000-35000

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

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