Paris Photo 2015 Gallery Weekend

The 19th edition of the Paris Photo fair had to be abandoned on the 14th November due to the attacks in Paris, but organisers of the fair are now hosting a gallery weekend for those who missed out. The event takes place this weekend in Paris, with Paris Photo releasing the following statement: ‘Following the…

Christies ‘Photographs’ Auction results

On 12th November was the first of Christies two photography auctions this month. The ‘Photographs’ auction was held at Christies Paris with 100 lots available, including the rare and controversial ‘Man in Polyester Suit’ by Robert Mapplethorpe (below), which was estimated to sell for €180,000–250,000, yet sold for €381,500. The gelatine silver print came from…

Bonham’s ‘Prints, Photographs & Works On Paper’ Auction Results

On 14th November Bonhams hosted a ’Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper’ Auction in Hong Kong. The auction included various artistic mediums, including photographs by practitioners such as Mario Testing, Cecil Beaton, Elliott Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, Zhang Huan and Nobuyoshi Araki. Of the 101 lots available, 55 were sold. Atypically the most expensive…

Christie’s Paris Auction Postponed

Dora Maar ‘Les Annees Vous Guettent’, 1932. Christie’s Auction Lot 241. A brief statement from Christie’s regarding their second photography auction of the month, originally scheduled last weekend: ‘Due to the tragic events in Paris last Friday 13 November the sale of Collection Shalom Shpilman – Part II, initially planned for Saturday, 14 November has been…

Sotheby’s Back to Black Photographies Auction

This week saw Sotheby’s second of two photography auctions this month, with the 5 day ‘Back to Black Photographies’ auction in Paris of 135 lots. The auction brought together iconic images from the history of photography, including works by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Peter Lindbergh, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Robert Doisneau, Sebastiao Salgado, Bruce Weber,…

Paris Photo Closed

Due to the attacks in Paris last night the organisers of ParisPhoto 2015 (currently taking place) have announced the fair will be closed today, in this brief statement: Paris Photo is closed Saturday November 14th.Under the order of the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Prime Minister, all cultural institutions in the region of…

Upcoming Photography Auctions: November pt II

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…

Fotofever Paris Fair 2015

This weekend marks the start of the fourth edition of the Paris Fotofever Fair with over 900 photographers on show from over 100 international galleries. Included are Ansel Adams, Gregory Crewdson, Elliott Erwitt, David Lachapelle, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, and Ellen Von Unwerth.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Winners 2015

The 2015 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize has been announced with the £12,000 first prize awarded to David Stewart. Stewart’s portrait of his daughter and her four friends (above) was selected from 4,929 submissions. Stewart’s image was first composed and entered into the competition in 2008 before deciding to re-stage it and re-enter it last year….

Phillips Photographs Auction

Phillips’ ‘Photographs’ auction took place in London yesterday with 119 lots available. The auction brought together a varied collection of works from Peter Beard, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, David Bailey, Nick Knight, Terry O’Neill, Stephen Shore, Eve Arnold, William Eggleston, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ed Ruscha, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Corinne Day, Robert Frank, Brassai, Alexander Rodchenko,…

Contemporary Istanbul 2015

The 10th edition of Contemporary Istanbul will run from 12th November to 15th showcasing 102 galleries with photographic works on show from artists such as Steve McCurry, Rainer Elstermann, Flora Borsi (above), Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ceylan Atuk, Shai Ignatz and Julian Lennon. For more information about the fair visit: contemporaryistanbul.com

Sotheby’s Francesco Scavullo Auction

Monday saw the first of Sotheby’s two photography auctions this month. The ‘Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty’ online auction commenced at 3pm with 89 Lots available, portraits included Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Deborah Harry, Muhammad Ali, Truman Capote, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Diana Vreeland and Salvador Dali. The sale total was $59,270 with all 89 lots…