Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Auctions: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, February 12 and 13, 2013 @Sotheby's London

Sotheby's kicks off the 2013 Spring Contemporary Art season with Evening and Day sales next week in London. The top photography lots include works by Gursky, Prince, and Gilbert & George. Overall, there are a total of 34 photography lots available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of £1901000.

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): NA

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 21
Total Mid Estimate: £321000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 13
Total High Estimate: £1580000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 37, Andreas Gursky, Singapore Börse, 1997, at £350000-550000. (Image at right, top, via Sotheby's.)

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):

Candida Höfer (3)
Thomas Ruff (3)
Gilbert & George (2)
Andreas Gursky (2)
David LaChapelle (2)
Cindy Sherman (2)

Other lots of interest include lot 294, Richard Prince, Untitled (Pens), 1979, at £120000-180000 (at right, middle) and lot 228, Olafur Eliasson, 360° Crystal Palace, 2007, at £60000-80000 (at right, bottom, both images via Sotheby's).

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

Contemporary Art Evening
February 12th

Contemporary Art Day
February 13th

34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA

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