Auction Results: Photographie, November 26, 2014 @Villa Grisebach

Led by two dozen positive surprises, the recent Photographie sale at Villa Grisebach in Berlin delivered impressively solid results. As evidenced by the jumping prices, prints by Jaroslav Rössler continue to be well sought after. With an overall Buy-In rate settled nicely under 23%, the Total Sale Proceeds fell squarely in the middle of the pre-sale range.

The summary statistics are below (all results include the buyer’s premium):

Summary Statistics
Total Lots 256
Aggregate Pre Sale Low Estimate €587100
Aggregate Pre Sale High Estimate €846900
Total Lots Sold 198
Total Lots Bought In 58
Buy In % 22.66%
Total Sale Proceeds €680771

Here is the breakdown (using the Low, Mid, and High definitions from the preview post):

Detailed Breakdown
Low Total Lots 235
Total Low Lots Sold 185
Total Low Lots Bought In 50
Low Buy In % 21.28%
Aggregate High Estimate of Low Lots €534900
Total Proceeds from Low Lots €472896
Mid Total Lots 21
Total Mid Lots Sold 13
Total Mid Lots Bought In 8
Mid Buy In % 38.10%
Aggregate High Estimate of Mid Lots €312000
Total Proceeds from Mid Lots €207875
Total High Lots 0
Total High Lots Sold NA
Total High Lots Bought In NA
High Buy In % NA
Aggregate High Estimate of High Lots €0
Total Proceeds from High Lots NA

The top lot by High estimate was lot 2196, Peter Beard, Maureen at 2:00 AM, Hog Ranch, 1987, estimated at €20000-30000; it sold for €36250. The top outcome of the sale was lot 2195, Peter Beard, Fayel Tall. El Molo Bay, Lake Rudolf, 1987, estimated at €14000-18000, sold at €37500.

91.41% of the lots that sold had proceeds in or above the estimate range and there were a total of 24 surprises in the sale (defined as having proceeds of at least double the high estimate):

Lot 2005, Josef Bartuska, Ohne Titel (Auf der Wiese), 1930s, estimated at €300-500, sold at €1000

Lot 2007, Cecil Beaton, Marilyn Monroe, 1956, estimated at €2500-3500, sold at €8125

Lot 2009, Ladislav Emil Berka, Picolo, 1929, estimated at €300-500, sold at €1000

Lot 2023, Erwin Blumenfeld, Line on face, New York, 1947-1949/1984, estimated at €1500-2500, sold at €5000

Lot 2069, Lucien Herve, Henri Matisse, Hotel Regina, Nizza, 1949, estimated at €300-500, sold at €1000

Lot 2099, Jaroslav Kysela, Ohne Titel (American Buffet), 1934, estimated at €300-500, sold at €1125

Lot 2109, Manasse, Mein Mauschen, 1928, estimated at €500-700, sold at €1625

Lot 2110, Manasse, Mein Hundchen, 1926, estimated at €500-700, sold at €1500

Lot 2131, Grete Popper, Prague Winter II (On the River), 1937, estimated at €400-600, sold at €1375

Lot 2133, Timm Rautert, Gotham City NY aus der serie New York, 1969, estimated at €1500-2000, sold at €6000

Lot 2134, Timm Rautert, 5th Avenue NY aus der Serie New York, 1969, estimated at €1500-2000, sold at €6000

Lot 2137, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Zeche Grimberg, Bergkamen, 1950, estimated at €2000-3000, sold at €9750 (image above, middle, via Villa Grisebach)

Lot 2145, Tata Ronkholz, Dusseldorf, Lindenstrasse, 204, 1978, estimated at €1200-1500, sold at €6500 (image above, right, via Villa Grisebach)

Lot 2148, Jaroslav Rössler, Ohne Titel, 1963-1964, estimated at €800-1200, sold at €11250 (image above, left, via Villa Grisebach)

Lot 2149, Jaroslav Rössler, Ohne Titel (Selbstportrait), 1929/later, estimated at €800-1200, sold at €6250

Lot 2150, Jaroslav Rössler, Ohne Titel (Stilleben mit Ei und Ahre), 1960, estimated at €1000-2000, sold at €4375

Lot 2167, K. T. Soldatenkova, Panorama von Moskau, 1868, estimated at €6000-8000, sold at €19375

Lot 2174, Josef Sudek, Ohne Titel (Blick aus dem Atelierfenster), 1950s, estimated at €1000-1500, sold at €3500

Lot 2178, Josef Sudek, Ohne Titel (Sprungturm, Barrandov), 1940, estimated at €800-1200, sold at €3500

Lot 2182, Roman Vishniac, Chederschuler, Vchni Apsa, 1937/1977, estimated at €2000-300, sold at €14750

Lot 2195, Peter Beard, Fayel Tall. El Molo Bay, Lake Rudolf, 1987, estimated at €14000-18000, sold at €37500

Lot 2197, Bern und Hilla Becher, Gasbehalter, Wuppertal, 1963, estimated at €3000-4000, sold at €15000

Lot 2245, Jock Sturges, Danielle, Montalivet, France, 1989, estimated at €1000-1500, sold at €5625

Lot 2255, Tom Wood, Kirkby, 1996/2001, estimated at €1000-1500, sold at €3000

Complete lot by lot results can be found here.

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