Photography News June 2017

Photographer Keiichi Tahara has died at 66: loeildelphotographie.com

The BMW Art Journey has been awarded to Astha Butail: BMWGroup.com

Athens Photo Festival has begun and runs until 30th June: Photofestival.gr

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

Photography News May/June 2017

Marie Cosindas Asparagus photograph

Marie Cosindas, Pioneer of Colour Photography, Dies at 93: artnews.com

Florian Ebner has been announced as Centre Pompidou’s Chief of Photography: LoeildelaPhotographie.com

Karl Lagerfeld will be the Guest of Honour at this year’s Paris Photo: Parisphoto.com

 

Historic European Photographs Catalog

eadweard muybridge horse

An online catalogue of over 2 million historic photographs from the first 100 years of Photography in Europe has launched via the International Consortium for Photographic Heritage. The collection includes work from Edward Muybridge, Louis Daguerre, Man Ray and Julia Margaret Cameron. click here to search

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

Relevant Links; Exhibitions June 2017

London’s The Photographers’ Gallery is showcasing Roger Mayne’s first major exhibition since 1999: click here

A exhibition of work by Joel Meyerowitz is currently on display at Beetles+Huxley Gallery in London click here

Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York is showing Tom Arndt’s work ‘Where I Live’ until July. click here

In other news, Ian Beesley’s exhibition ‘Grafters: Industrial society in image and word’ at the People History Museum, Manchester, was the most visited photography exhibition in 2016. click

Photography News June/July 2016

Bill Cunningham

Street style photographer Bill Cunningham dies aged 87: BBC

World’s longest running Photography studio shuts down: Peta Pixel

International Centre of Photography opens in new museum space: ICP