Monday, November 30, 2009

Auction: Photography and Photography Books, December 2, 2009 @Bassenge

Galerie Bassenge continues the German photographs season with its big sale in Berlin later this week. A 1930s vintage Munkacsi image of ice skaters and a 1924 vintage Outerbridge Christmas scene will likely appeal to top end collectors. Overall, there are a total of 448 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of 456130€. (Catalog cover at right, via Galerie Bassenge.)

Here's the breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including 7500€): 443
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): 403130€

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between 7500€ and 35000€): 5
Total Mid Estimate: 53000€

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

The top lot by High estimate is lot 4095, Carl Ferdinand Stelzner, Portrait of Harro Harring, 1848, at 15000€.

Here's a list of the photographers who are represented by five or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Floris Neususs (9)
August Sander (7)
Leopoldo Alinari (6)
Andreas Groll (6)
Leni Riefenstahl (5)
James Robertson (5)
Woodbury & Page (5)

Images of interest for our collection include:

Lot 4120 Max Baur, Flower images, 1930s
Lot 4173 Imogen Cunningham, Water Hyacinth II, 1910/1060s (the first date is incorrect)
Lot 4212 Miroslav Hak, Female nude, 1950s
Lot 4242 Peter Keetman, Volkswagen factory, 1953/1990s
Lot 4359 Peter Stackpole, Construction of the Bay Bridge, 1936/1980s
Lot 4377 Sasha Stone, Female nude, 1933

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Photography and Photography Books
December 2nd

Galerie Bassenge
Erdener Straße 5a
14193 Berlin

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