The Oldest Presidential Portrait

On the 5th of October 2017 Sotheby’s New York will be hosting it’s anticipated Photographs auction. Prints from some of the most important figures in photographic history will be available, including ‘New Orleans’ (Trolley) by Robert Frank and Nymphea by Eugene Atget, but perhaps one of the most fascinating lots on offer comes from one of the lesser known photographers of the 19th century: Philip Haas.

Sotheby’s explains the fascinating story behind The Oldest Presidential Portrait:

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The most expensive photographs sold at auction: part 3

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.

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Upcoming Auctions: Autumn 2017

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:

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The most expensive photographs sold at auction: part 2

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):
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Sotheby’s Space Exploration Auction

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.

Sotheby’s Contemporary Living Online Auction

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.

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