Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, October 17 and 18, 2013 @Sotheby’s London

A few high priced Gurskys and a handful of early Richter images lead the photography offerings buried in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art auctions later this week in London. Overall, there are 42 photography lots available in the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of £4367500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 2
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £8500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 26
Total Mid Estimate £399000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 14
Total High Estimate £3960000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 7, Andreas Gursky, Paris, Montparnasse, 1993, estimated at £1000000-1500000. (Image above, left, via Sotheby’s.)

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Gerhard Richter 6
Andreas Gursky 4
Thomas Ruff 3
Thomas Struth 3

Other lots of interest include lot 379, Matthew Barney, Cremaster 1: Ms. Goodyear, 1995, estimated at £50000-70000 (image above, middle) and lot 174, Gerhard Richter, Untitled (Self Portrait), 1971, estimated at £13000-18000 (image above, right, both via Sotheby’s.)

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here and here.

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