Friday, May 24, 2013

Auction: Photographie, May 29, 2013 @Villa Grisebach

Villa Grisebach has its Spring various owner photographs sale in Berlin next week, with a diverse selection of lower priced vintage and contemporary material on offer, led by a dozen prints by Aenne Biermann. Overall, there are a total of 161 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of €654400.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500): 141
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): €416400

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000): 20
Total Mid Estimate: €238000

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

The top lot by High estimate is lot 2086, Martin Munkacsi, Brasilien erstickt im Kaffee, 1932, estimated at €15000-20000 (image at right, top, via Villa Grisebach).

Here is the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Aenne Biermann (12)
Peter Lindbergh (6 )
Albert Renger-Patzsch (6)
Thomas Struth (5)
Berenice Abbott (3)
Ilse Bing (3)
Andreas Feininger (3)
Jacques-Henri Lartigue (3)
Saul Leiter (3)
Herbert Matter (3)
Tom Wood (3)

Other lots of interest include lot 2030, Erwin Blumenfeld, Solarized nude, 1943, estimated at €10000-12000 (image at right, middle, via Villa Grisebach) and lot 2143, Ulrike Rosenbach, Art is a criminal action II, 1969/2008, estimated at €10000-15000 (image at right, bottom, via Villa Grisebach).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

May 269th

Villa Grisebach Auktionen
Fasanenstraße 25
D-10719 Berlin

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