Auction Previews: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening, Morning, and Afternoon Sales, November 15 and 16, 2017 @Christie’s

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Cindy Sherman 5
Louise Lawler 2
Vik Muniz 2
Hiroshi Sugimoto 2

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).

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