Friday, May 24, 2013

Auction: Photographies, May 29, 2013 @Sotheby's Paris

Sotheby's Paris has a various owner photographs sale scheduled for next week, led by two sets of works from private collections, set off in colored pages in the printed catalog. Overall, there are a total of 221 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of €2399800.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500): 103
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): €541800

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000): 111
Total Mid Estimate: €1488000

Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000): 7
Total High Estimate: €370000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 172, Helmut Newton, Naomi, Cap D'Antibes, 1998, estimated at €80000-120000 (image at right, top, via Sotheby's.).

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

Helmut Newton (12)
Eugène Atget (8)
Herb Ritts (8)
Charles Clifford (6)
Laure Albin-Guillot (5)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (5)
Charles-Isidore Choiselat & Stanislas Ratel (5)
Horst P. Horst (4)
Man Ray (4)
Andres Serrano (4)
Albert Sands Southworth & Josiah Johnson Hawes (4)
William Eggleston (3)
Nan Goldin (3)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (3)

Other lots of interest include lot 29, Julia Margaret Cameron, Beatrice, 1870, estimated at €8000-12000 (image at right, middle, via Sotheby's) and lot 93, Hans  Bellmer, Poupee Reversible en Repos, 1936, estimated at €12000-15000 (image at right, bottom, via Sotheby's)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

May 29th

76, Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris

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