Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Auction: Contemporary Art, June 25 and 26, 2009 @Sotheby's London

The London Contemporary Art sales kick into gear later this week, with Sotheby's up first with Evening and Day sales. (Evening catalog cover at right.) Together, the sales have a total of 23 photography lots on offer, with a total high estimate of £1567000. Given the small number of lots, here is the complete list of photographers represented in the sales, with the number of works available in parentheses:

Angus Fairhurst (1)
Gilbert & George (1)
Andreas Gursky (2)
David LaChapelle (2)
Louise Lawler (1)
Sigmar Polke (1)
Richard Prince (3)
Rashid Rana (2)
Bettina Rheims (1)
Gerhard Richter (1)
Thomas Ruff (1)
Jenny Saville (1)
Thomas Struth (1)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (2)
Wolfgang Tillmans (2)
Massimo Vitali (1)

Here's the breakdown:

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): 13
Total Mid Estimate: £207000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 9
Total High Estimate: £1355000

The top lot by High estimate (across the two sales) is lot 10, Andreas Gursky, Dubai World II, at £400000-600000.

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day). (Day catalog cover at right.)

June 25th

June 26th

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London W1A 2AA

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