Monday, August 31, 2009

Auction: Photographies, Mobilier et Objects D'Art, September 23, 2009 @Sotheby's Paris

While the main photography auction season in New York doesn't really being until early October, a few sales are starting to pop up to remind us that summer is nearly over. Coming up in September, Sotheby's Paris is auctioning off an entire apartment of stuff, including a total of 65 photographs, with a total High estimate of 409200€ on the photography alone. (Catalog cover at right.)

Here's the photo breakdown:

Total Low lots (high estimate 7500€ or lower): 52
Total Low estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): 183200€
Total Mid lots (high estimate between 7500€ and 35000€): 13
Total Mid estimate: 226000€
Total High lots (high estimate over 35000€): 0
Total High estimate: NA
For our collection, we liked Lot 158, the vintage Berenice Abbott, Broome Street, New York, 1940, but there were also a pair each of Sugimoto theaters and dioramas that caught our eye, even though they don't fit into our genres.

Sotheby's seems to be a bit slow off the mark on this sale, and there is as yet no lot by lot catalog available on their website. So in the meantime, here's a rundown on the artists included, with the number of prints for sale in parentheses:

Berenice Abbott (1)
Ansel Adams (3)
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (2)
Cecil Beaton (1)
Margaret Bourke-White (1)
Serge Bramly (1)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (2)
Imogen Cunningham (1)
Lynn Davis (1)
Leah Demchick (1)
Walker Evans (1)
Adolf Fassbender (1)
Andreas Feininger (3)
Arnold Genthe (1)
Hélène Guétary (2)
Art Kane (2)
André Kertész (3)
Marion Lachaise (1)
Marcus Leatherdale (5)
Peter Lindbergh (1)
Robert Mapplethorpe (1)
Mary Ellen Mark (4)
Sergej Maximishin (1)
William Mortensen (2)
Vik Muniz (1)
Irving Penn (2)
Man Ray (1)
Bettina Rheims (1)
Wynn Richards (1)
Herb Ritts (3)
Sebastião Salgado (1)
W. Eugene Smith (1)
Albert Steiner (1)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (5)
André Villers (2)
Bruce Weber (2)
Ray Charles White (1)
May Yavno (1)

At some point soon, I imagine the sale catalog will find its way to the Internet, and will be found at the link below.

September 23rd
76, Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Honore
75008 Paris

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