Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Auction: First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art, March 11, 2009 @Christie's

Christie's is offering a solid mix of well known and emerging photography (including 4 images by Vik Muniz) in its First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art sale on March 11. (Catalog cover at right.) There are a total of 24 photo lots on offer, with a total high estimate of $646000. Here are the statistics for the auction:

Total Low Lots (high estimate below $10000): 3
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): $20000

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 19
Total Mid Estimate: $496000

Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 2
Total High Estimate: $130000

Here are the photographers represented in the sale as background:
Matthew Barney
Maurizio Cattelan
Sharon Core
Gardar Eide Einarsson
Elger Esser
Robert Gober
Craigie Horsfield
Huang Yan
Vik Muniz
Gabriel Orozco
Pierre et Gilles
Richard Prince
Lucas Samaras
Cindy Sherman
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Wang Qingsong
Zhang Huan
Given our recent discussions of Chinese contemporary photography, we were interested to see strong works by Huang Yan, Wang Qingsong, and Zhang Huan all included in this sale.
March 11

20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

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