Monday, March 18, 2013

Auction: Photographs, March 23, 2013 @Heritage Beverly Hills

Heritage has a various owner Photographs sale scheduled for later this week in Beverly Hills. While there are a few top end lots on offer, most of the work for sale is in the lower price bracket, with many later prints and lesser known images to be looked through. Overall, there are a total of 121 photographs available, with a total High estimate of $777500.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 106
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): $394500

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 14
Total Mid Estimate: $303000

Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 1
Total High Estimate: $80000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 74032, Irving Penn, Picasso, Cannes, 1957/before 1965, at $60000-80000 (image at right, top, via Heritage).

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

Peter Basch (6)
Ansel Adams (5)
Alfred Eisenstaedt (5)
Leonard Freed (5 )
Irving Penn (4)
Herb Ritts (4)
Jerry Uelsmann (4)
Berenice Abbott (3)
Andre Kertesz (3)
Helen Levitt (3)
Thomas Mangelsen (3)
Minor White (3 )
Francesca Woodman (3)

Other works of interest include Lot 74117, Justine Kurland, Kung Fu Fighters, 1999, estimated at $2000-4000 (image at right, bottom, via Heritage).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

March 23rd

Heritage Auctions
9478 W. Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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