Phillip’s Ultimate Evening & Photographs Day Sales Results May 2018

Phillips’ Ultimate Evening & Photographs Day Sale took place in London on Friday with 172 lots available, including several Polaroid pictures. The auction realised a sales total of £3.5 million which is the highest ever result for a Photographs sale in London.  Helmut Newton’s Panoramic Nude with Gun, Villa d’Este, Como was the highest priced…

Christie’s Photographs Auction Results, May 2018

Christie’s first London Photographs auction of the year took place on Thursday with 85 lots on sale. The auction totalled £1,578,875 with lots from artists such as Thomas Ruff, Candida Höfer, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Wolfgang Tillmans and Juergen Teller. The highest priced sale was Robert Mapplethorpe’s Ken Moody…

Sotheby’s Photographs Auction Results, May 2018

It has been a big week for photography auctions with sales from the big three auction houses. Sotheby’s Photographs auction commenced at 3:30pm in London with 72 lots on offer including work from big names like Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, and Peter Beard as well as colour photography from William Eggleston, Steve McCurry, and Desiree…

Upcoming Auctions in May 2018

After a busy month of photography auctions in April with all three main auction houses hosting auctions in New York, May sees another slew of photography auctions, this time in London. Five Photography auctions are scheduled this month with Christie’s and Sotheby’s holding their first of the month on the same day (Thursday 17th May),…

Tajan Photographs Auction

French auction house Tajan, is hosting an auction of 190 photographic lots tomorrow (25th April) at its headquarters in Paris, and online. ‘From daguerreotypes to contemporary prints’ there is a selection of colour and black and white photographs from artists such as Nadar, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Brassai, Willy Ronis, Eugene Atget, Lucien Clergue, Robert Mapplethorpe,…

Christie’s MoMA: Walker Evans Auction Results; 2018

This week saw the end of the week-long online auction of Christie’s MoMA: Walker Evans, a sale of over 70 prints from the Museum of Modern Art’s Walker Evans collection. This auction was an opportunity to buy some relatively cheap prints from a well-regarded documentary photographer with estimates ranging from $3,000 to $15,000 and hammer…

Sotheby’s A Beautiful Life Auction Results; 2018

Sotheby’s hosted an auction of photographs from the collection of Leland Hirsch titled A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch which was billed as follows… Assembled with passion over the course of nearly two decades, the Hirsch collection tells the story of some of the greatest photographers of the 20th and 21st…

Sotheby’s Photographs Auction Results; 2018

Yesterday saw Sotheby’s first Photographs auction of the year, held in New York and realising a sales total of $3,126,740. The auction included work by artists such as Cindy Sherman, William Henry Fox Talbot and Man Ray. The most expensive lot sold was William Henry Fox Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature which was a complete…