Auction Previews: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, February 12 and 13, 2013 @Sotheby’s London

Sotheby’s kicks off the 2013 Spring Contemporary Art season with Evening and Day sales next week in London. The top photography lots include works by Gursky, Prince, and Gilbert & George. Overall, there are a total of 34 photography lots available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of £1901000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) NA
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 21
Total Mid Estimate £321000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 13
Total High Estimate £1580000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 37, Andreas Gursky, Singapore Börse, 1997, at £350000-550000. (Image at right, top, via Sotheby’s.)

Here is a list of the photographers who are represented by more than one lot in the two sales (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Candida Höfer (3)

Thomas Ruff (3)

Gilbert & George (2)

Andreas Gursky (2)

David LaChapelle (2)

Cindy Sherman (2)

Other lots of interest include lot 294, Richard Prince, Untitled (Pens), 1979, at £120000-180000 (at right, middle) and lot 228, Olafur Eliasson, 360° Crystal Palace, 2007, at £60000-80000 (at right, bottom, both images via Sotheby’s).

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).

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