Friday, February 8, 2013

Auctions: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, February 13 and 14, 2013 @Christie's London

An early black and white Gilbert & George leads the photography offerings in Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day auctions in London next week. Other top lots include works by Wall, Gursky, and Sherman. Overall, there are 43 photography lots available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £3182000.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 3
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): £10000

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 19
Total Mid Estimate: £267000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 21
Total High Estimate: £2905000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 11, Gilbert & George, Dead Boards No. 11, 1976, at £350000-450000. (Image at right, top, via Christie's.)

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

Andreas Gursky (4)
Cindy Sherman (4)
Gilbert & George (3)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (3)
Diane Arbus (2)
Gabriel Orozco (2)
Gerhard Richter (2)

Other lots of interest include lot 69, Jeff Wall, The Arrest, 1989, at £250000-350000 (image at right, middle) and lot 240, Rodney Graham, Oak, Kaggevinne, 1989, at £60000-80000 (image at right, bottom, both via Christie's.)

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

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction
February 13th

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction
February 14th

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

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