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Auctionata: Photography & Prints Recap

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March 30, 2015

At Auctionata auction house in Berlin, Photography & Prints auction took place on Friday, March 27. The whole 20th Century was covered, but there were also photos and prints from 21st Century, up to present time. Lots at this Photography & Prints auction did not have their low and high estimates before the beggining, but they had starting and estimated prices instead. This way, not a single lot was sold bellow respective starting price, but many lots were left unsold.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez – Op-Art-Composition, Color Serigraph, 1997 (detail) (Lot 160)

Auctionata: Photography & Prints – The Overview

There were 172 lots auctioned on Friday at Auctionata Berlin, but we will focus on 140 contemporary lots. Out of those 140, 73 lots were sold, or just 52.1 percent of total. Six lots went over their estimated values (4.3 percent of total, or 8.2 percent of sold lots), and the rest of 67 was sold in range between their starting prices and estimated values (91.8 percent). The total of 73 sold lots gathered $106,023 (the sum of hammer prices). That was for $50,000 lower than the sum of estimated values, or -32.3 percent difference, and $28,000 above the sum of starting prices (+35.4 percent difference).

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Rudolf Koppitz – Nude, Vintage Gelatin Silver Print, 1928 (detail) (Lot 5)

The Most Successful Lots at Auctionata: Photography & Prints – The Overview

Peter H. Fürst’s Portfolio ‘Die Hüte der Olga Gasteiger’ from 1980 had the biggest hammer price of the evening with $7,004, almost $500 above the starting price, but $6,000 bellow estimated price. Two works by Umbo (Otto Umbehr) were estimated at $8,717 each (Tea for Two and Skatrunde), but were sold for $5,359 each. Gerhard Richter’s Victoria I + II from 1987 was one of the rare lots, one of six, that got their hammer price above the estimated value – it was estimated at $3,487 and was sold for $5,067 (+45.3 percent difference between hammer price and estimated value). Charles Fazzino’s Money Doesn’t Grow from 2000 was sold for $300 more than the starting price (it was estimated at $8,717, and changed hands for $4,669), and Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Op-Art-Composition from 1997 had its starting price at $872, estimated value at $1,743, and was sold for almost three times more – $4,503 (+158.3 percent difference between estimated value and hammer price). Yue Minjun’s Sheep Herd was estimated at $4,358, and was sold for $4,203. Finally, the only other lot that was sold above $4,000 was Gerhard Richter’s Kanarische Landschaften II from 1971 – it was estimated at $1,961, and changed owners for $4,053 (+106.7 percent difference).

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Gerhard Richter – Kanarische Landschaften II, Heliogravure, 1971 (Lot 136)

The Unsold Ones

Almost half of lots weren’t sold at Auctionata Berlin on Friday. Amongst them, Ernst Fuchs’ Sleeping Angel had the biggest estimated value – $13,075. HR Giger’s Biomechanoid was estimated at $10,896, Asger Jorn’s Das offene Versteck at $7,627 and Ryan McGuinness’ Cultural Belief Systems at $6,537 – and none of them changed hands. Out of eight André de Dienes’ works, only two were sold, none of three works by Leni Riefenstahl, and neither of two works by Zao Wou-Ki.

Please scroll down and take a look at detailed information of every contemporary lot that was auctioned at Auctionata Berlin on March 27.

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Auctionata: Photography & Prints in Details

Total number of lots:140
Number of sold lots:73
Sold lots [%]:52.1
Number of sold lots over estimated value:6
Over estimated value (Total) [%]:4.3
Over estimated value (Sold) [%]:8.2
Number of sold lots in range between starting price and estimated value:67
In range between starting price and estimated value (Sold) [%]:91.8
Results were under the spread of [%]:50
Lot No.Artist NameArtwork NameYearStarting Price $Estimated Value $Hammer Price $Hammer Estimated Value Difference [%]Hammer Starting Price Difference [%]
1Press PhotoMarilyn Monroec. 1948/496541307993-2451.8
2Press PhotoMarilyn Monroec. 1948/496541307993-2451.8
3André de Dienes (1913-1985)Marilyn at Malibu Beach1946/2006218436218-500
4Jock Carroll (1949-1995)Marilyn leaning against a Boat19526541307701-46.47.2
5Rudolf KoppitzNude1928217943582252-48.33.4
6Edith BarakovichFunny Kozaryc. 1930218436Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
7Arundel Holmes NichollsPhoto AlbumEarly 20th C.217943582252-48.33.4
8F. C. GundlachRomy Schneider1962436872Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
10Yayoi KusamaPolka Dots for Louis Vuitton201265413071006-2353.8
11Jürgen TellerKate Moss No 122010327654563-13.972.2
12Annie Leibovitz & Ellen v. Unwerth2 Photographs2011/12327654415-36.526.9
13Mario TestinoMiley Cyrus for V Magazine2013327654392-40.119.9
14Terry RichardsonLady Gagacirca 2014436872450-48.43.2
15Steven MeiselMadonna for Louis Vuitton2008436872507-41.916.3
16Mario SorrentiNudesc. 2010/136541307804-38.522.9
17Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940)Kaori With Kimonoc. 19975451090817-2549.9
18Nobuyoshi Araki2 Nudescirca 1990s6541307957-26.846.3
19Nobuyoshi ArakiTokyo Bondagecirca 1990s4368729013.3106.7
20Nobuyoshi ArakiBondage Girls1990s6541307788-39.720.5
21Rainer RiedlerFake Holidays2004-0921794358Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
22Isabelle Waternaux'Waternaux'1996-200916343269Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
23Peter LindberghVogue Fashion Shooting1989109021791168-46.47.2
24Peter H. FürstPortfolio ‘Die Hüte der Olga Gasteiger’19806537130757004-46.47.1
25Herbert TobiasRobe d’apres midi de Jaques Fath1952370763370-51.50
26Ferne KochComics S19515451090Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
27Robert FreemanBeatles Outtake19647631525Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
28Gottfried HelnweinKeith Richards1990763152516347.1114.2
29Kirk WeddleKurt Cobain199176315251050-31.137.6
30Malerie MarderUntitled #1 & #220018171634Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
31Eve BowenBond Girl Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger196476315251518-0.599
32Gero GriesBahn2002/0421794358Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
33Nancy Sinatra & Elvis in SpeedwayC-Print1968119923971284-46.47.1
34Eve BowenPortrait of Brigitte Bardot19647631525Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
35Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)Portrait Mick Jagger19687631525Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
36Eve BowenJimi Hendrix at Montpelier Square19677631525Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
37Leni RiefenstahlOlympic Stadium19366541307Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
38Leni RiefenstahlThe Young Athlete19367631525Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
39Leni RiefenstahlNuba Man/Fightc. 1965/7510902179Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
40André de Dienes (1913-1985)Brunette Nudec.1950/20065451090Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
41André de DienesBathing Nude1960/20065451090Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
42André de Dienes (1913-1985)Female Nudec. 1950/20065451090Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
43André de DienesMarilyn1946/20065451090Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
44André de DienesShowering1950-60s/20065451090Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
45Dieter Blum (b. 1951)The Dancer Malakhov20048171634Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
46Jean-Marc BustamanteAlgonquin200614162833Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
47Ulrich TillmannNakutera Fakultates – Balara Umeta1998436872Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
48Rosemarie TrockelVirgin Islands20115451090584-46.47.2
49Umbo (Otto Umbehr)Skatrunde1935435887175359-38.523
50Umbo (Otto Umbehr)Tea for Two1935435887175359-38.523
51Toni Schneiders (1920-2006)Bosniakec. 1965436872Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
52Toni SchneidersMelonen Esserc. 1960s218436Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
53Ng Wing YiuRunningc. 19665451090Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
54K. C. ChewMisty Lakec. 19305451090670-38.522.9
55Ulrich SchmittPappensteine and Fuchsberg1995/19968721743Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
56Ralph HinterkeuserFirenze I20078721743Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
57André de DienesThe Brooklyn Bridge1946/2006218436Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
58BrassaïLe Ruisseau Serpente1932/89218436218-500
59Vincenzo LaeraMr. Goodwins 220117631525Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
60Vincenzo LaeraNorman Theuerkorn20127631525Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
61André de DienesMarilyn Monroe1946/2008261545270-50.53.4
62Jock CarrollMarilyn at a Factory1952436872466-46.66.9
63Joseph Jasgur (1919-2009)Norma Jean1947/20007631525817-46.47.1
64George BarrisMarilyn1962/2006327654427-34.730.6
65Arnie SachsJohn F. Kennedy Peace Speech196310902179Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
66Ron GalellaAlfred Hitchcock197610902179Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
98After Robert IndianaClassic Love2007436872536-38.522.9
99After Robert IndianaLiebe Love2005436872Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
100Max BillSerigraph in Colors1988327654Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
101Claes OldenburgMuseum á la mode1994436872507-41.916.3
102Genèvieve ClaisseBach20145451090Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
103Genèvieve ClaisseMèlodique20145451090Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
104Ernst Fuchs (born 1930)Sleeping Angel2013653713075Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
105Friedensreich HundertwasserStreet for Survivors197187217431109-36.427.2
106Hundertwasser10 002 nights Homo Humus come va1984163432692218-32.235.7
107Peter MaxLibertyc. 19998721743Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
108Max PapartL’Aristocrat1988327654389-40.519
109Robert MapplethorpeCross19866541307701-46.47.2
110Ryan McGuinnessCultural Belief Systems200332696537Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
111Robert RauschenbergRomances (Elysian)1977109021791126-48.33.3
112Paul JenkinsIncautatious1997327654360-4510.1
113Emil SchumacherAbstract Composition19588721743Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
114Gerhard MerzFrom ‘Re-Object Mythos‘20076541307Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
115Peter Fischli & David WeissAirport199419613922Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
116Hermann NitschMotive2014163432692009-38.522.9
117Günther UeckerMesser Skulptur1989327654Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
118Günther UeckerDie Freiheitc. 1978185370203-45.19.7
119Günther UeckerBewegung II1980163327247-24.551.5
120ArmanRien ne bat plus!1977327654Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
121Emil SchumacherPoesie in Schwarz-Weiß1959163432691985-39.321.5
122Joseph BeuysHonigpumpe1985217943582679-38.522.9
123Joseph BeuysHirschgalvanismus19858721743Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
124Otmar Alt (b. 1940)Königin199217433487Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
125Daniel SpoerriRestaurant Spoerri Tisch201410902179Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
126Daniel SpoerriDie Hungrige Schildkröte201410902179Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
127James Rosenquist1,2,3 Outside19728721743934-46.47.1
128James RosenquistMiles1975261545270-50.53.4
129Sam FrancisFrom ‘Papierski Portfolio’197610902179Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
130Sam FrancisFrom ‘Papierski Portfolio’1984109021791126-48.33.3
131Sam FrancisFrom ‘Papierski Portfolio’1981109021791126-48.33.3
132Sam FrancisUntitled (SF-331)1988326965373502-46.47.1
133Sigmar PolkeDer Kuchen ist alle2006196139222335-40.519.1
134Gerhard RichterVictoria I + II198717433487506745.3190.7
135Gerhard RichterPoster Kunsthalle Emden200510902179Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
136Gerhard RichterKanarische Landschaften II197198119614053106.7313.1
137Neil LoebSnooze Time199221794358Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
138Charles FazzinoMoney Doesn’t Grow2000435887174669-46.47.1
139Charles FazzinoWelcome to Las Vegas199921794358Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
140James Rizzi‘It’s Raining Cats and Dogs’1996152530512801-8.283.7
141Elvira Bach (b. 1951)Woman in Radish Field109021791340-38.522.9
142Elvira BachMagnolia201487217431071-38.622.8
143Elvira BachSelf-Portrait With Fruit Bowl1997218436226-48.23.7
144Elvira BachKüchendiva III19985451090Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
145Konrad KlapheckReißverschluß1976/77218436Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
146Stephan BalkenholMann mit Papagei1994436872466-46.66.9
147Emil SchumacherUntitled1960s5451090584-46.47.2
148Hermann Alfred SiggStanding Nude19768171634Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
149Zao Wou-KiAbstract Landscape198621794358Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
150Zao Wou-KiFrom 'San Lazzaro et ses amis'17433487Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
151Ai WeiweiCrayfishes, Tent20135451090563-48.33.3
152Yue MinjunSheep Herd21st C.217943584203-3.692.9
153Fritz KahnDer Mensch als Industriepalast192616343269Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
154A.R. PenckFigurative Composition1990s327654466-28.742.5
155A.R. PenckComposition Grey & Black1990s327654642-1.896.3
156Asger JornDas offene Versteck199737057627Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
157HR Giger (1940-2014)Biomechanoid2010544810896Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
158HR Giger (1940-2014)Bambi-Alien2009109021791608-26.247.5
159Nikolai MakarovI Berlin Mitte19945451090934-14.371.4
160Carlos Cruz-DiezOp-Art-Composition199787217434503158.3416.4
161Timur NovikovFir at Night1992109021791126-48.33.3
162Lee KrasnerEmbrace (Olympics)1974327654Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
163Raymond SaundersDuck Out of Water1975327654Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
164Julio Le ParcS-14-4197132765473211.9123.9
165Giacomo ManzùLa Pace196810902179Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
166Jonathan HorowitzGo Veggie! (Pamela Anderson)2003327654370-43.413.1
167Marc BrandenburgO.T. II2008261545Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
168Asger JornUntitled196813072615Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
169Christo & Jeanne-ClaudeReichstag V1993327654Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
170Markus PrachenskyComposition in Red1972130726151351-48.33.4
171ChelmPortfolio with 5 Color Etchings by German Artists1994217943582679-38.522.9
172Günther FörgComposition198916343269Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
TOTAL (Sold lots):78281156616106023-32.335.4

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Charles Fazzino – Money Doesn’t Grow, 3D Design, 2000 (detail) (Lot 138)
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Gerhard Richter – Poster Kunsthalle Emden, 2005 (detail) (Lot 135)
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Gerhard Richter – Victoria I + II, 2 Color Offsets, 1987 (Lot 134)
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Hundertwasser – 10 002 nights Homo Humus come va, 1984 (detail) (Lot 106)
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Joseph Beuys – Honigpumpe, 1985 (detail) (Lot 122)
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Joseph Beuys – Honigpumpe, 1985 (Lot 122)
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Peter H. Fürst – Portfolio ‘Die Hüte der Olga Gasteiger’, 1980 (Lot 24)
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Robert Rauschenberg – Romances (Elysian), 1977 (detail) (Lot 111)
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Sam Francis – From ‘Papierski Portfolio’ 1981 (detail) (Lot 131)
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Sigmar Polke – Der Kuchen ist alle, 2006 (detail) (Lot 133)
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Umbo (Otto Umbehr) – Skatrunde, Vintage Print, Germany, 1935 (Lot 49)
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Umbo (Otto Umbehr) – Tea for Two, Vintage Print, Germany, 1935 (Lot 50)
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Zao Wou-Ki – From ‘San Lazzaro et ses amis’, 1975 (detail) (Lot 150)

Featured images: – Gottfried Helnwein – Keith Richards, Vintage Print, Berlin, 1990 (Lot 28) – Yue Minjun – Sheep Herd, Color Lithograph, 21st C. (Lot 152)

Also in slider: – Eve Bowen – Bond Girl Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger, England, 1964 (detail) (Lot 31) – Arundel Holmes Nicholls – Photo Album, USA, Early 20th C. (Lot 7)

All images courtesy of Auctionata.