Christie’s auction results reflect not only on MoMA but on photography as a whole
This autumn’s Photographs sale at Sotheby’s realised a sale total of $2,901,375. The earliest photographic portrait of a president was available at the auction and became the highest priced item with a hammer price of $360,5000. The John Quincy Adams portrait, photographed by Philip Haas in 1843, had been estimated to sell for $150,000 –…
The Museum of Modern Art are to auction off 400 prints from their photography department at Christie’s New York
A brief look at items of interest related to photography news
The Most Expensive Photographs Sold At Auction reach over $4 million with prints from Andreas Gursky, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Edward Steichen, Gilbert & George and Jeff Wall.
All the upcoming photography auctions from Bonhams, Christie’s, Dreweatts, Phillips and Sotheby’s throughout autumn.
Cindy Sherman has posted 600 photographs from her work to instagram: instagram.com MoMA are selling 400 Photographs from their collection through Christie’s New York: loeildelaphotographie.com Swedish organisation Fotografiska is set to open London Museum of Photography this autumn: bjp-online.com
Nikon Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of its Founding: nikon.com Nicéphore Niépce Museum Looking For A New Directeur: loeildelaphotographie.com Art Gallery of Ontario Aquires 522 Diane Arbus Photographs: artnews.com
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):
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