Thursday, June 24, 2010

Auctions: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, June 28 and 29, 2010 @Sotheby's London

As we head into the hot summer season here in the Northeast, there are a handful of last minute contemporary art and photography sales to tempt collectors before they tune out until September. Sotheby's has a pair of Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales early next week in London, with a small selection of photography on offer. There are a total of 25 lots available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of £1407000. (Catalog covers at right, via Sotheby's.)

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): £0

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 16
Total Mid Estimate: £222000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 9
Total High Estimate: £1185000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 14, Andreas Gursky, Stateville, Illinois, 2002, at £500000-700000.

Here is a list of the photographers who are represented by more than one lot in the two sales (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Roni Horn (3)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (3)
David LaChapelle (2)
Sam Taylor-Wood (2)

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).

June 28th
June 29th

34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA

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