Gifts for Photographers: Christmas Edition

Photographers can be difficult to buy for, whether it’s fine art snobbery, an analogue purest or high-brow academia, it’s easy to misjudge the photographer in your life. Here’s a selection of our favourite fool-proof photography-related gifts for this holiday season: Photography Books Here is a selection of some of the best fine art, historic and…

Phillips Photographs Auction

This week sees two photography auctions from Phillips New York, the first (due 3rd October 2017) involves prints from a range of internationally lauded photographers including Peter Beard, William Eggleston, Robert Frank, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Irving Penn, Candida Hofer and Ray Metzker. Estimates start at $2,000 and reach $350,000. Browse through the vast selection…

Sotheby’s Made In Britain Auction

Next week (13th September) sees the ‘Made In Britain’ auction from Sotheby’s London, which features several photographic lots, including work from Gered Mankowitz, Fergus Greer, Terry O’Neill, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt and Norman Parkinson. Much of the photographic lots are celebrity portraits of Audrey Hepburn, Jimi Hendrix, Marianne Faithful, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Twiggy, Elton…

Sotheby’s ‘Cecil Beaton: Portraits of Vivien Leigh’ Exhibition

Sotheby’s announce a Photography sale in a few weeks time, concerning portraits of Vivien Leigh taken by Cecil Beaton. The exhibition runs from the 12th of September to the 26th, to coincide with the anniversary auction of Leigh’s belongings due to take place on the 26th. The exhibition will take place at Sotheby’s London.

The most expensive photographs sold at auction

As one of the more ‘recent’ art forms, photography’s popularity in the art market has grown and grown, with the highest amount paid for a photograph sticking at $838,000 in 1999 until being bumped off the top spot 4 years later with a sale of $922,488, and then again 2 years later when the first…

Sally Mann ‘Remembered Light’ Exhibition

Sally Mann’s “Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington” has gone on show in Rome this week at the Gagosian Gallery. The photographs were taken between 1999 and 2012 and consist of black and white and colour photographs taken on film and digital of Cy Twombly’s Lexington, Virginia Studio. The show runs until 8th September 2017….

Photo London tickets

The second edition of Photo London will be taking place at Somerset House between 19-22 May 2016. In addition to the main Fair of 80 of the world’s leading galleries, your ticket to Photo London includes access to major publishers, book signings, special installations and entry to three major exhibitions commissioned with the generous support…

Christie’s Shalom Shpilman Collection Auction Results

Originally scheduled for Saturday 14th November, the ‘Collection Shalom Shpilman – Part II’ auction was postponed due to the events in Paris. The auction eventually went ahead with 132 lots sold. The most expensive lot sold was Dora Maar’s 1936 gelatine silver print (above) ‘Les annees vous guettent’ which was estimated to sell for €100,000…

Paris Photo 2015 Gallery Weekend

The 19th edition of the Paris Photo fair had to be abandoned on the 14th November due to the attacks in Paris, but organisers of the fair are now hosting a gallery weekend for those who missed out. The event takes place this weekend in Paris, with Paris Photo releasing the following statement: ‘Following the…

Christies ‘Photographs’ Auction results

On 12th November was the first of Christies two photography auctions this month. The ‘Photographs’ auction was held at Christies Paris with 100 lots available, including the rare and controversial ‘Man in Polyester Suit’ by Robert Mapplethorpe (below), which was estimated to sell for €180,000–250,000, yet sold for €381,500. The gelatine silver print came from…