Monday, March 4, 2013

Auction: Contemporary Art, March 7, 2013 @Sotheby's New York

Sotheby's is up first in this week's Armory friendly sales, with its Contemporary Art sale on Thursday. Photography-wise, the sale is light on headliner images, but there are a handful of solid images that could potentially siphon off some fair-directed cash. All in, there are a total of 32 lots of photography on offer, with a total High estimate for photography of $704000.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 8
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): $59000

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 22
Total Mid Estimate: $505000

Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 2
Total High Estimate: $140000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 137, Mike Kelley and Bob Flanagan, More Love Than Can Ever Be Repaid, 1990, estimated at $60000-80000.

Here's the list of photographers represented by two or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Gregory Crewdson (4)
Philip-Lorca DiCorcia (2)
David LaChapelle (2)
Julian Opie (2)
Richard Prince (2)

Other photographs of interest include lot 101, Walead Beshty, Three Sided Picture, 2007, estimated at $25000-35000 (image at right, top), lot 207, Pieter Hugo, Jatto with Mainasara, Ogere-Remo, Nigeria, 2007, estimated at $25000-35000 (image at right, middle), and lot 219, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Hong Kong, 1996, estimated at $12000-18000 (image at right, bottom, all via Sotheby's.)

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here.

Contemporary Art
March 7th

1334 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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