Auction Preview: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, October 18 and 19, 2013 @Christie’s King Street

Bunches of images from Vik Muniz (all from Pictures of Diamonds) and Gabriel Orozco provide the photographic backbone to Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions later this week in London. Overall, there are 48 photography lots available in the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of £2465000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 1
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £5000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 23
Total Mid Estimate £365000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 24
Total High Estimate £2095000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 47, Jeff Wall, The Crooked Path, 1991, estimated at £250000-350000. (Image above, right, via Christie’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
Vik Muniz 6
Gabriel Orozco 6
Thomas Struth 4
Andreas Gursky 3

Other lots of interest include lot 293, Gabriel Orozco, Gato en la Jungla, 1992, estimated at £15000-20000 (image above, left) and lot 13, Thomas Struth, El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, 1999, estimated at £100000-150000 (image above, right, both via Christie’s.)

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

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