Christie’s MoMA Auctions: What do they mean for Photography?

Christie’s auction results reflect not only on MoMA but on photography as a whole


Sotheby’s Photographs Auction Results, 2017

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 –…

Photography News August 2017

Cindy Sherman has posted 600 photographs from her work to instagram: MoMA are selling 400 Photographs from their collection through Christie’s New York: Swedish organisation Fotografiska is set to open London Museum of Photography this autumn:

Photography News July/August 2017

Nikon Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of its Founding: Nicéphore Niépce Museum Looking For A New Directeur: Art Gallery of Ontario Aquires 522 Diane Arbus Photographs:

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.

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:

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):

Photography News July 2017

British Journal of Photography in Contemporary Photography co-production deal with online film channel FullBleed: Auction Record for Wolfgang Tillmans at Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale: Magnum Photos forced into historic private investor shake-up: