The photography buried in Christie’s upcoming triple play of Post-War and Contemporary Art sales in New York (Evening, Morning, and Afternoon) is thinner than usual. Led by a grid of Barbara Kruger works, and supported by a Cindy Sherman film still and a Laurie Simmons walking object, the sales hit a few high notes, but lack a deeper selection of unexpected or noteworthy works. Overall, there are a total of 24 lots of photography available across the three sales, with a Total High Estimate of $2130000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||0|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$0|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||10|
|Total Mid Estimate||$230000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||14|
|Total High Estimate||$1900000|
The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 163, Barbara Kruger, Face It! (Magenta) (Yellow) (Cyan) (Green), 2007, estimated at $200000-300000 (image 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|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):
Lot 161, Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #52, 1979, estimated at $150000-200000
Lot 165, Laurie Simmons, Walking Chanel Purse, 2005, estimated at $80000-120000
Lot 173, David Hockney, Walking in the Zen Garden at the Ryoanji Temple, 1983, estimated at $30000-40000
Lot 497, Annette Messager, Mes voeux sous filets, 1997, estimated at $40000-60000
The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening), here (Morning), and here (Afternoon).