The photography incuded in Christie’s upcoming threesome of Post-War and Contemporary Art sales in New York (Evening, Morning, and Afternoon) is filled with big ticket items. Co-led by a Cindy Sherman film still and an Andreas Gursky elevated beach scene, the sales boast 31 photographs or photo-based artworks (like those by Kiefer and Rauschenberg) in the top price tier, most with six figure estimates. Overall, there are a total of 43 lots of photography available across the three sales, with a Total High Estimate of $7448000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||2|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$18000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||10|
|Total Mid Estimate||$300000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||31|
|Total High Estimate||$7130000|
The top photography lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 16B, Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21, 1978, and lot 752, Andreas Gursky, Rimini, 2003, both estimated at $500000-700000 (images above via Christie’s).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with two or more photography lots in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
|Gilbert & George||2|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):
Lot 25B, Diane Arbus, A Jewish giant at home with his parents in the Bronx, N.Y., 1970, estimated at $300000-500000
Lot 32B, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #209, 1989, estimated at $450000-550000
Lot 841, Gilbert & George, Crowd, 1992, estimated at $70000-100000
Lot 885, Carsten Höller, Tortoreto Ondablu, 2007, estimated at $10000-15000
The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening), here (Morning), and here (Afternoon).