With no top tier photography lots in the Evening sale, the photography buried in Christie’s upcoming triple play of Post-War and Contemporary Art sales in New York starts out at a disadvantage. The auction house makes up for this vacancy at the very top by delivering decent depth in the top price tier. Led by a Cindy Sherman centerfold, and supported by a very early Gilbert & George work, most of the photography action is to be found in the Afternoon session. Overall, there are a total of 23 lots of photography available across the three sales, with a Total High Estimate of $3840000.
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)||1|
|Total Mid Estimate||$40000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||22|
|Total High Estimate||$3800000|
The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 911, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #85, 1981, estimated at $400000-600000 (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 704, David Hockney, A Bigger Card Players, 2015, estimated at $150000-200000
Lot 809, Gilbert & George, Imprisoned, 1973, estimated at $300000-500000
Lot 917, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #222, 1990, estimated at $200000-300000
The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening), here (Morning), and here (Afternoon).