Photography Auctions Calendar

Summer usually sees a lull in photography auctions, and this year is no different. Once August ends, however, 7 auctions are due – each celebrating photography, from Sotheby’s, Phillips and Dreweatts. Christies are yet to announce an autumn auction for their photography department, though one is expected. Scheduled auctions are as follows… Continue reading Photography Auctions Calendar

Christie’s Paris Contemporary Art Auction Results

Christie’s Paris auctioned photographs amongst it’s Art Contemporain Venta de jour Auction on 8th June 2017.  Continue reading Christie’s Paris Contemporary Art Auction Results

Bonhams Photographs Auction, April 2017

Bonham’s most recent photography auction (Photographs, 25 April 2017) included prints by a host of marquee-name photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Mubridge, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Eugene Atget, Continue reading Bonhams Photographs Auction, April 2017

Auction: The Photography Collection of Eric Franck

Black and white Koudelka Portugal Photograph

Sotheby’s recent Photography auction ‘The Discerning Eye: Property from the Collection of Eric Franck’ realised a total of £319,188 from the sales of 49 prints from the collector and dealer’s catalogue. Works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Josef Koudelka and Bill Brandt were available in the auction, including Cartier-Bresson’s rare Barcelona and Le DDT a Dessau prints.

The highest selling lot was the 1976 Portugal by Josef Koudelka, a signed silver print, which sold for £22,500.

For more information and results from all lots sold at this auction click here

Image © Josef Koudelka

Christie’s Auctions: Art Contemporain Vente du jour

ahmet ertug pantheon rome architecture

Christie’s Paris will be auctioning several photographic prints amongst its contemporary art day time auction. These include works by Hiroshi Sugimoto with an estimate of EUR 12-18,000, Ahmet Ertug with an estimate of EUR 30-40,000 and Darren Almond with an estimate of EUR 8-12,000.

View all lots available and register to bid here

Image © Ahmet Ertug

Phillips’ Photography Auction smashes world records

Dovima with elephants, Dior, Irving Penn

In Phillips’ most recent Photography auction (Ultimate, and Ultimate Campaign), seven new World Auction Records were reached including Artist Records for Bruce Weber, Shoe Nichino and Seiji Kurata. The auctions took place on 18th May in London and realised £2,344,875 as a result of the sales. In a statement Phillips claimed

 “Achieving the second highest total for a Photographs sale at Phillips London, today’s auction is a testimony to the continued demand across the globe for exceptional works. ULTIMATE, a curated selection of works only available at Phillips, was 100% sold, featuring the top lot of the sale, John Baldessari’s ‘Transform (Lipstick)’, 1990. ULTIMATE established seven world auction records including Japanese artists Seiji Kurata and Sohei Nishino, who are both in the top ten. ULTIMATE CAMPAIGN, which champions advertising photography by today’s leading forces in fashion, was also 100% sold, and we are thrilled to have established a new world auction record for Bruce Weber. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon all achieved notable prices, demonstrating the continued appeal of works by master 20th century photographers.”

The highest selling print in the auction was John Baldessari’s Transform (Lipstick) from 1990 which achieved £389,000.

For more information about this auction and an overview of the top ten lots sold click here

Phillips’ Warhol in China Auction

WarholHKPhoto

The auction, held on 28th May in Hong Kong, presented over 200 photographs taken by Andy Warhol during his 1982 visit to Asia.

The most expensive lot sold was a 21×27 inch collection of four stitched gelatine silver prints titled ‘The Great Wall of China’ with an estimate of HK$600,000-$900,000, which sold for HK$875,000.

WarholHKPrint

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