Auction Previews: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, November 9 and 10, 2010 @Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s is up second in the Fall Contemporary Art season in New York next week, with Evening and Day auctions Tuesday and Wednesday. With a high priced Gursky anchoring the photography offerings, for the most part, it’s a gathering of usual suspects. There are a total of 39 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a total High estimate for photography of $4351000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): NA
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 21
Total Mid Estimate: $641000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 18
Total High Estimate: $3710000
The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 8, Andreas Gursky, Frankfurt, 2007, at $1200000-1800000. (Image at right,top, via Sotheby’s.)
Here’s the list of photographers represented by three or more lots in the two sales (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Vik Muniz (5)

Hiroshi Sugimoto (4)
Andreas Gursky (3)
Thomas Ruff (3)
The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).
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