Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Auction: Photographs, May 20, 2010 @Bonhams London

Following up on its New York Photographs sale earlier in the week, Bonhams has scheduled a twin Photographs auction in London for this coming Thursday. This sale has primarily lower end and lesser known material, with a healthy mix of British photographers. Overall, there are a total of 137 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of £490400. (Catalog cover at right, via Bonhams.)

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 109
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): £219400

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 27
Total Mid Estimate: £236000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 1
Total High Estimate: £35000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 125, Thomas Ruff, Porträt (V. Liebermann), 1998, at £25000-35000. (Image at right, via Bonhams.)

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

Horst P. Horst (9)
Thurston Hopkins (6)
Nobuyoshi Araki (5)
Ken Griffiths (5)
O. Winston Link (5)
Wolfgang Suschitzky (5)
Brassaï (4)
Norman Parkinson (4)
Grace Robertson (4)
Sebastião Salgado (4)
Jock Sturges (4)
André Villers (4)
Andy Warhol (4)
David Bailey (3)
Lillian Bassman (3)
Terence Donovan (3)
Mario Giacomelli (3)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.
May 20th

101 New Bond Street
London W1S 1SR

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