Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Auction: Photographs from the Teutloff Collection, May 24, 2013 @Lempertz

In addition to its usual various owner sale, Kunsthaus Lempertz has a single owner photography sale later this week in Cologne drawn from the collection of Dr. H.C. Lutz Teutloff. It's a challenging, risk taking collection, the works connected by the common theme of the human body. The catalog is loosely divided into sections including nudes, tattooed bodies, religion, and various other portraits and collections of bodies, many closer to experimental than classic. Overall, there are a total of 99 lots of photography on offer, with a Total High Estimate of €436500.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500): 82
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): €232500

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000): 17
Total Mid Estimate: €204000

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

The top lot by High estimate is lot 313, Hendrik Kerstens, Bag, 2007, estimated at €15000-20000 (image at right, top, via Lempertz).

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

Robert Doisneau (3)
Jürgen Klauke (3)
Dieter Appelt (2)
Roger Ballen (2)
Christian Boltanski (2)
Lucien Clergue (2)
Nan Goldin (2)
Bill Henson (2)
Eikoh Hosoe (2)
Yousuf Karsh (2)
Robert Lebeck (2)
Stefan Moses (2)
Mario Cravo Neto (2)
Eva Schlegel (2)
Valie Export (2)

Other works of interest include lot 343, Jürgen Klauke, Toter Photograph, 1988, estimated at €14000-18000 (image at right, bottom, via Lempertz) and lot 366, Roger Ballen, Puppy Between Feet, 1999, estimated at €2000-3000 (image at right, middle, via Lempertz).

The complete lot by lot online catalog can be found here.

Photographs from the Teutloff Collection
May 24th

Kunsthaus Lempertz
Neumarkt 3
D-50667 Köln

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