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
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
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
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
The annual Frieze art fair in London has announced its participating galleries and artists for this year’s edition. Frieze London is returning a week earlier this year, running from 6th-9th October at Regent’s Park, alongside Frieze Masters.
Check out the full listings and information and ticket prices at the official website: click here.
The second edition of Photo London will be taking place at Somerset House between 19-22 May 2016.
In addition to the main Fair of 80 of the world’s leading galleries, your ticket to Photo London includes access to major publishers, book signings, special installations and entry to three major exhibitions commissioned with the generous support of the LUMA Foundation – supporters of the Photo London public programme.
These exhibitions include:
Don McCullin, presented by Hamiltons Gallery
Craigie Horsfield, from the collection of the Wilson Centre for Photography
Sergey Chilikov: Photoprovocations, from the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Tickets for the Photo London Talks programme, including Nick Knight, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Don McCullin, Mary McCartney, Ed Burtynsky, Olga Sviblova, Thomas Struth, Katy Grannan, Graham Nash, Alec Soth and Cheryl Newman will be released later this month.
See more by clicking here
Irving 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 (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