Thursday, November 19, 2009

Auction: Photographie Ancienne, Moderne et Contemporaine, November 21, 2009 @Yann Le Mouel

Yann Le Mouel has scheduled its big various owner photographs sale for this Saturday, smack in the middle of Paris Photo for maximum attention. The material is French/European heavy (as usual), with a definite tilt toward the lower end of the market. Overall, there are a total of 290 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of 550550€. (Catalog cover at right, via Yann Le Mouel.)

Here's the breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including 7500€): 282
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): 450550€

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between 7500€ and 35000€): 8
Total Mid Estimate: 100000€

Total High Lots (high estimate above 35000€): 0
Total High Estimate: NA

The top lot by High estimate is lot 29, Eugene Cuvelier, Chêne et sous-bois, 1862, at 15000-18000€.

Here is a short list of the photographers who are represented by four or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Robert Doisneau (12)
Andre Kertesz (10)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (8)
Willy Ronis (6)
Nicolas Yantchevsky (6)
Gisele Freund (5)
Francois Kollar (5)
John Batho (4)
Edouard Boubat (4)
Bill Brandt (4)
Lucien Clergue (4)
Kusakabe Kimbei (4)
Karl Lagerfeld (4)
Rene-Jacques (4)

While there aren't too many great fits for our collection in this sale, we were interested by:

Lot 158 Aaron Siskind, New York, South Street, 1947
Lot 159 Aaron Siskind, Chicago, 1952

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Photographie Ancienne, Moderne et Contemporaine
November 21st

Yann Le Mouel
22, Rue Chauchat
75009 Paris

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