The third instalment of The Most Expensive Photographs Sold At Auction series sees prints from Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky and Man Ray, whose Portrait of a Tearful Woman sold and entered the list earlier this year. If you want to see post one click here, and for post two click here.
Christie’s have finally announced their upcoming Photography Auction for this autumn. Not only will the requisite Photographs auction take place, but also two other auctions from private collections: the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Collection and the Donald and Alice Lappe Collection. The dates and locations are as follows:
Continuing last week’s post listing the most expensive photographs sold at auction. The list now details photographs that sold for millions of dollars, all of which were sold on this side of the millennium, with all but one captured through analogue means.
Starting from the lower end (NSFW):
Continue reading The most expensive photographs sold at auction: part 2
Today (20th July 2017) Sotheby’s New York is holding it’s first Space Exploration-themed auction, with 35 photography lots available, including Astronauts portraits, lunar landscapes and signed photographs from the Apollo program with estimates ranging from $1,000 to $125,000. Drawings, manuscripts, memorabilia and other lots are available.
For more information about this auction, to register to bid, or see results afterwards click here.
British Journal of Photography in Contemporary Photography co-production deal with online film channel FullBleed: BJP-online.com
Auction Record for Wolfgang Tillmans at Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale: Phillips.com
Magnum Photos forced into historic private investor shake-up: Straitstimes.com
As one of the more ‘recent’ art forms, photography’s popularity in the art market has grown and grown, with the highest amount paid for a photograph sticking at $838,000 in 1999 until being bumped off the top spot 4 years later with a sale of $922,488, and then again 2 years later when the first million dollar photograph was sold for $1,248,000. Ever since, the auction houses of Sotheby’s and Christie’s have vied for the title of ‘the most expensive photograph’ as photography’s popularity continues to grow as a smart investment. The most expensive photograph ever sold is a contentious topic as more and more photographs are sold privately, directly to the buyer. However, here is a list of the most expensive sold at auction, including a new addition recorded a couple of weeks ago. Starting at the low end:
Sotheby’s Contemporary Living Online Auction started this week, and will run until 19th July, with Prints, Photographs and Design items available. Lots include prints from Sally Mann’s Deep South series, and Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Time Exposed Portfolio, as well as work from Bruce Weber, Peter Beard, Sebastiao Salgado, Ormond Gigli (above), Nick Brandt and Diane Arbus. Estimates range from $100 to $60,000.
For more information or to bid on lots click here.