Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Auction: Post-War and Contemporary Art, June 30 and July 1, 2009 @Christie's London

Christie's has the last slot in the London Contemporary Art cycle this season, with Evening and Day sales scheduled for June 30th and July 1st respectively. (Evening catalog cover at right.) Together, the two sales have a total of 28 photography lots on offer, with a total high estimate of £1174000.

As in the other previews posted today, here is the complete list of photographers represented in the sales, with the number of works available in parentheses:

John Baldessari (1)
Gregory Crewdson (2)
Tracey Emin (1)
Elger Esser (2)
Gilbert & George (1)
Robert Gober (1)
Andreas Gursky (1)
Mike Kelley (1)
Louise Lawler (1)
Sarah Lucas (1)
Florian Maier-Aichen (1)
Youssef Nabil (1)
Shirin Neshat (2)
Richard Prince (2)
Clifford Ross (1)
Thomas Ruff (1)
Thomas Struth (1)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (1)
Jeff Wall (1)
Sam Taylor-Wood (3)
Erwin Wurm (1)
Zhang Huan (1)

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): NA

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 19
Total Mid Estimate: £269000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 9
Total High Estimate: £905000

The top lot by High estimate (across the two sales) is lot 12, Andreas Gursky, Copan, 2002, at £250000-350000.

There aren't a lot of great fits for our collection in this sale, but we did enjoy seeing the monochrome Gilbert & George from 1980 and Erwin Wurm's conceptual variations in a white space.

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

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening
June 30th

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day
July 1st

8 King Street, St. James's
London SW1Y 6QT

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