Monday, May 6, 2013

Auctions: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening, Morning, and Afternoon Sales, May 15 and 16, 2013 @Christie's New York

Christie's bats second in the Spring Contemporary Art season, with a series of three sales next week. Gursky, Sherman, Prince, Wall, and Baldessari hold the top slots. Overall, there are a total of 57 lots of photography available in the three sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of $7340000.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): $0

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 28
Total Mid Estimate: $900000

Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 29
Total High Estimate: $6440000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 3, Andreas Gursky, Klitschko, 1999, estimated at $800000-1000000 (image at right, top, via Christie's.)

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

Cindy Sherman (7)
Vik Muniz (6)
Louise Lawler (4)
Barbara Kruger (3)
Richard Prince (3)
Thomas Struth (3)

Other photographs of interest include lot 236, Gerhard Richter, Untitled, 1992, estimated at $35000-45000 (image at right, middle, via Christie's) and lot 406, Rodney Graham, Welsh Oak #1-7, 1998, estimated at $90000-150000 (image at right, bottom, via Christie's).

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening), here (Morning), and here (Afternoon).

Post-War and Contemporary Art (Evening)
May 15th

Post-War and Contemporary Art (Morning)
May 16th

Post-War and Contemporary Art (Afternoon)
May 16th

20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

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