Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Auctions: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, June 30 and July 1, 2010 @Christie's King Street

Christie's is up third in the early summer London season, with its Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales at King Street later this week. The top lots include Gursky (with yet another chance to top the $1 million dollar mark), Sugimoto, Gilbert & George, and Eliasson. Overall, there are 45 photography lots on offer across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of £2986000.

Here's the breakdown:

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

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 21
Total Mid Estimate: £286000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 24
Total High Estimate: £2700000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 47, Andreas Gursky, Pyongyang II, 2007, at £900000-1200000. (Image at right, top, via Christie's.)

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

Hiroshi Sugimoto (5)
Gregory Crewdson (3)
Douglas Gordon (3)
Vik Muniz (3)
Shirin Neshat (3)
Thomas Ruff (3)

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

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction
June 30th

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction
July 1st

8 King Street, St. James's
London SW1Y 6QT

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