Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Auctions: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, June 26 and 27, 2013 @Sotheby's London

Five stock exchange images by Andreas Gursky headline Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales in London this week; Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kuwait, and a pair from Chicago are a run of five consecutive lots in the evening auction. With the help of their big ticket estimates, there's quite a bit of photo value on the line. Overall, there are a total of 43 photography lots available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of £5503000.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): NA

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 22
Total Mid Estimate: £343000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 21
Total High Estimate: £5160000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 28, Andreas Gursky, Chicago Board of Trade, 1997, at £700000-900000. (Image at right, top, via Sotheby's.)

Here is a list of the photographers who are represented by more than one lot in the two sales (with the number of lots in parentheses):
Andreas Gursky (7)
Richard Prince (4)
Candida Höfer (3)
Thomas Struth (3)
Gabriel Orozco (2)
Wolfgang Tillmans (2)

Other lots of interest include lot 413, Martin Kippenberger, We don't have problems...30, 1989, at £20000-30000 (at right, middle) and lot 446, Piotr Uklański, Untitled (Foliage), 2003, at £12000-18000 (at right, bottom, both images via Sotheby's).

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).

Contemporary Art Evening
June 26th

Contemporary Art Day
June 27th

34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA

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