Thursday, November 4, 2010

Auctions: Post-War and Contemporary Art, Evening, Morning, and Afternoon Sales, November 10 and 11, 2010 @Christie's

Christie's has the final slot in the Fall Contemporary Art season in New York next week with two days of various owner sales. Works by Cindy Sherman and John Baldessari fill all five of the top photo lots by High estimate. Overall, there are a total of 35 lots of photography available in these sales, with a total High estimate for photography of $4030000.

Here's the simple statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): NA

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 17
Total Mid Estimate: $540000

Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 18
Total High Estimate: $3490000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 58, Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#88), 1981, at $400000-600000. (Image at right, top, via Christie's.)

Here's the complete list of photographers represented by three or more lots in the sales (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Cindy Sherman (4)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (4)
John Baldessari (3)
Vik Muniz (3)
Jeff Wall (3)

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening), here (Morning), and here (Afternoon). The eCatalogues are here (Evening), here (Morning), and here (Afternoon).
Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
November 10th
Post-War and Contemporary Art Morning Session
November 11th
Post-War and Contemporary Art Afternoon Session
November 11th
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

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