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 Auction: Photographs, The Classics

George Hoyningen–Huene swimwear fashionGeorge Hoyningen-Huene, Swimwear by Izod (1930). Christie’s Auction Lot 5.

Running from 16th-28th June Christie’s Auction House is auctioning a selection of iconic photographs ranging from Landscapes to Portraits. There are 106 lots available through the online auction, with starting bids ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Photographs: The Classics features portraits, landscapes, nudes and urban scenes by noted photographers, including Malick Sidibé, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Jeanloup Sieff. Showcasing other famous names such as Brassaï, Bill Brandt, Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, Man Ray, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Bert Stern and Edward Steichen, this is an exciting opportunity for both emerging and experienced collectors of the medium to acquire iconic works starting at $1,000.’

View all lots available and register to bid here.

Upcoming Photography Auctions: November pt II

Irving Penn Woman in Balenciaga CoatIrving Penn, Woman in Balenciaga Coat (1950). Bloomsbury Auctions Lot 151.

On 14th November Bonhams will be hosting a ’Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper’ Auction in Hong Kong with various photographs on sale by photographers such as Mario Testing, Cecil Beaton, Elliott Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, Zhang Huan and Nobuyoshi Araki. View all lots available and register to bid here

Nan Goldin Guido on The Train Amalfi Coast 1996Nan Goldin, Guido on The Train (1996). Bloomsbury Auctions Lot 161

Bloomsbury Auctions is hosting a photographic auction on 19th November with 173 lots available including photobooks as well as photographs, this ranges from ‘Alfred Lord Tennyson and His Friends’ a bound collection of 25 photogravures by Julia Margaret Cameron published and illustrated by her son, to a 1845 salt print by William Henry Fox Talbot. Other notable lots include Terry O’Neill’s photographs of Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn, Herbert Mason’s St. Paul’s Cathedral during the Blitz, and photographs by Robert Frank, Walker Evans, W. Eugene Smith, Brassai, Robert Doisneau, Agnes McBean, William Klein and Patrick Demarchelier.
The auction takes place at 2pm in London. Read the auction catalogue here