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

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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…

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…

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…

Bonham’s ‘Prints, Photographs & Works On Paper’ Auction Results

On 14th November Bonhams hosted a ’Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper’ Auction in Hong Kong. The auction included various artistic mediums, including photographs by practitioners such as Mario Testing, Cecil Beaton, Elliott Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, Zhang Huan and Nobuyoshi Araki. Of the 101 lots available, 55 were sold. Atypically the most expensive…

Christie’s Paris Auction Postponed

Dora Maar ‘Les Annees Vous Guettent’, 1932. Christie’s Auction Lot 241. A brief statement from Christie’s regarding their second photography auction of the month, originally scheduled last weekend: ‘Due to the tragic events in Paris last Friday 13 November the sale of Collection Shalom Shpilman – Part II, initially planned for Saturday, 14 November has been…