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Monday, November 8, 2010
Auction: Photographies Modernes et Contemporaines, November 9, 2010 @Yann Le Mouel
Yann Le Mouel kicks off the Paris auction season for photographs tomorrow with its various owner sale. As usual, the material is mostly French/European and nearly all at the lower end of the market. Overall, there are a total of 250 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of 464130€.
Here's the breakdown:
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including 7500€): 245
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): 401130€
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between 7500€ and 35000€): 5
Total Mid Estimate: 63000€
Total High Lots (high estimate above 35000€): 0
Total High Estimate: NA .
The top lot by High estimate is tied between three lots, all at 10000-15000€: lot 91, Andreas Feininger, The Photojournalist, 1955, lot 214, KimikoYoshida, La Mariéeabelamau masque d'initiationbaba, East Sepik, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, Autoportrait, 2005, (image at right, bottom, via Yann Le Mouel) and lot 226, Peter Lindbergh, Naomi Campbell, Vogue US, Los Angeles, USA, 1990 (image at right, top, via Yann Le Mouel). .
Here is a short list of the photographers who are represented by four or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):
Robert Doisneau (16)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (9)
Andre Kertesz (8)
David Bailey (6) Elliott Eriwtt (5)
Francois Kollar (5)
Willy Ronis (5)
Nicolas Yantchevsky (5)
Edouard Boubat (4)
Raoul Hausmann (4)
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.