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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Auction: Fine Photographs, March 23, 2010 @Swann
Swann has scheduled a various owner photography auction to follow the single owner White collection sale planned for earlier the same day. For the most part, this sale is representative of Swann's usual mix of material. There are 137 lots on offer, with a total High estimate of $1052200. (Catalog cover at right, via Swann.)
Here's the statistical breakdown:
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 115
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): $559200
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 22
Total Mid Estimate: $493000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 0
Total High Estimate: NA
The top lot by High estimate is shared between two lots: lot 180, Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941/1960s, and lot 223, Helmut Newton, Woman Observing Man, Saint-Tropez, 1975/1980s, (image at right, via Swann) both at $30000-40000.
Below is the list of photographers with 3 or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):
Ansel Adams (9)
Edward Curtis (9)
Lewis Hine (6)
Josef Sudek (6)
Berenice Abbott (5)
Brett Weston (5)
Horst P. Horst (4)
Robert Doisneau (3)
Andre Kertesz (3)
William Mortensen (3)
Helmut Newton (3)
Aaron Siskind (3) .
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here. The 3D version is located here.