Thursday, November 12, 2009

Auction: Signature Photography, November 19, 2009 @Heritage

Heritage's photography sale in Dallas next week is a selection of mostly lower end material, all with starting bids at half the Low estimate. There are a total of 187 photography lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of $516100. (Catalog cover at right, via Heritage.)

Here's the breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 184
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): $471100

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 3
Total Mid Estimate: $45000

Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 0
Total High Estimate: NA

The top lot by High estimate is lot 77075, Tom Kelley, Marilyn Monroe, 1949/Later, at $14000-18000.

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

Michael Kenna (15)
Jim Marshall (10)
Anne Brigman (9)
Eliot Porter (8)
Berenice Abbott (5)
Ansel Adams (5)
Paul Caponigro (5)
Annie Leibovitz (5)
Jacques Lowe (5)
Barbara Morgan (4)
Hank O'Neal (4)
Jock Sturges (4)
Wynn Bullock (3)
Elliott Erwitt (3)
Andre Kertesz (3)
Brett Weston (3)

While not much caught our eye amid this less than inspiring bunch of lots, the best fit for our collection in this sale would be lot 77172, John Vanderpant, Castles at the Seashore, 1930s. (Image at right, bottom.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Signature Photography Auction
November 19th

Heritage Auctions
Design District Annex
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207

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