Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Auction: Photographies Modernes et Contemporaines, May 27, 2011 @Yann Le Mouel

Yann Le Mouel continues the Paris auction season for photographs later this week with its various owner sale. As usual, the material is heavily French/European and almost all at the lower end of the price range. Andre Villers is the total lot leader, helped by a selection of whimsical painted cutouts holding Rolleiflex cameras. Overall, there are a total of 342 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of 744200€.
Here's the breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including 7500€): 332
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): 592200€

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between 7500€ and 35000€): 10
Total Mid Estimate: 152000€

Total High Lots (high estimate above 35000€): 0
Total High Estimate: NA

The top lot by High estimate is lot 32, Jaromir Funke, Composition a la bouteille, 1925, at 20000-30000€. (Image at right, top, via Yann Le Mouel.)

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

Andre Villers (35)
Robert Doisneau (11)
Brassai 10
Man Ray 10
Edouard Boubat (9)
Andre Kertesz (7)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (5)
Lucien Clergue (5)
Izis (5)
Francois Kollar (5)
Nicolas Yantchevsky (5)
(Lot 139, Walker Evans, House with Cast Iron Grill Work, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1936, at 10000-15000€. Image at right, bottom, via Yann Le Mouel.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Photographies Modernes et Contemporaines
May 27th
Yann Le Mouel
22, Rue Chauchat
75009 Paris

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