This article first appeared in the Royal Photographic Society’s Analogue magazine, November 2017. According to Sotheby’s “Analogue photography is back in vogue” and they should know, 22 of the most expensive photographs sold at auction were sold at Sotheby’s, and all were analogue photographs. The interest in photography as a valuable commodity is rapidly growing…
A brief round up of the most important photography news items this month:
Along with 6 previously scheduled photography auctions, there have been some additional auctions announced for November, these include Sotheby’s Important Collection Europeenne de Photographies, joining an already scheduled photography auction on the 10th November in Paris, and Exceptional Exposures: Photojournalism Online, which will take place online over two weeks starting on the 17th November.
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.