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:
|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).