George Platt Lynes

Viktor Kraft, 1938

Found at Christies, New York (Online Auction)
The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection, Lot 44
05.Okt - 14.Okt.2020
Estimate: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Price realised: 3.500 USD
gelatin silver print
signed, titled and dated in ink and stamped with photographer's credit (verso); credited, titled and dated on affixed exhibition labels (frame backing board)
image/sheet: 9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. (24.1 x 18.7 cm.)

Auction result misses estimated price range

When the work Viktor Kraft, 1938 by George Platt Lynes was auctioned at Christies in New York in October 2020, the result was somewhat disappointing. The auction house had previously given the estimated price as a range of USD 4,000.00 – 6,000.00, of which not even the lower limit was reached - in fact, the artwork changed hands for USD 3,500.00 (€ 3,005.07). Admittedly, works by George Platt Lynes have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work Yul Brynner, 1942 in October 2005 with an auction result of USD 16,800.00 (€ 14,005.84).

Auktionsergebnis verfehlt die Schätzpreisspanne

Als die Arbeit Viktor Kraft, 1938 von George Platt Lynes im Oktober 2020 bei Christies in New York versteigert wurde, fiel das Ergebnis ein wenig enttäuschend aus. Das Auktionshaus hatte den Schätzpreis zuvor mit einer Spanne von USD 4.000,00 – 6.000,00 angegeben, von der nicht einmal die Untergrenze erreicht wurde - tatsächlich wechselte das Kunstwerk für USD 3.500,00 (€ 3.005,07) den Besitzer. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von George Platt Lynes auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit Yul Brynner, 1942 im Oktober 2005 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 16.800,00 (€ 14.005,84).

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