Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated featuring works from the Collection of Joni Gordon of Newspace Gallery, September 24, 2014 @Sotheby’s

The early season photography offerings buried in the upcoming Contemporary Curated sale at Sotheby’s in New York on the 24th are more eclectic than we might normally expect to find in this kind of warm up sale. In among the usual Sherman, Prince, and Muniz are photo works by Joseph Cornell, Wallace Berman, and Mike Kelley, with an excellent early Baldessari photoemulsion painting as a headliner. Overall, there are a total of 42 lots of photography available across the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $1781000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 6
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $44000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 27
Total Mid Estimate $687000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 9
Total High Estimate $1050000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 3, John Baldessari, 18th and Highland, National City, 1966-1967, estimated at $150000-250000 (image above, left, via Sotheby’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Joseph Cornell 4
Vik Muniz 4
Richard Prince 3
John Baldessari 2
Wallace Berman 2
Rineke Dijkstra 2
Mike Kelley 2
Cindy Sherman 2

Other lots of interest include lot 65, Joseph Cornell, Untitled (Hotel de L’Etoile, Suzanne Miller), c1960, estimated at $30000-40000 (image above, middle, via Sotheby’s) and lot 347, Carter Mull, Vista, 2011, estimated at $8000-12000 (image above, right, via Sotheby’s).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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