Auction Previews: Post-War and Contemporary Evening, Morning, and Afternoon Sales, May 13 and 14, 2014 @Christie’s

Aside from the headlining Richard Prince cowboy, the photography buried in Christie’s string of Post-War and Contemporary sales next week is generally a step down from powerhouse status. The top lots come from familiar names like Prince, Sherman, Sugimoto, Lawler, Gursky, and Baldessari, but most of the offerings are secondary images rather than key icons. Overall, there are a total of 41 lots of photography available across the three sales, with a Total High Estimate of $4844000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 3
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $23000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 18
Total Mid Estimate $551000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 20
Total High Estimate $4270000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 22, Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1994, estimated at $900000-1200000 (image above, right, via Christie’s).

Here’s the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the various sales, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
CIndy Sherman 4
Matthew Barney 3
Vik Muniz 3
Richard Prince 3

Other lots of interest include lot 475, Louise Lawler, Pink, 1994-1995, estimated at $150000-250000 (image above, left, via Christie’s), and lot 484, Barbara Kruger, Untitled (You Rejoice in Novelty), 1983, estimated at $120000-180000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s).

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening), here (Morning), and here (Afternoon).

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