Sotheby’s Francesco Scavullo Auction

Christy Turlington by Francesco Scavullo Stringersjournal

Monday saw the first of Sotheby’s two photography auctions this month. The ‘Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty’ online auction commenced at 3pm with 89 Lots available, portraits included Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Deborah Harry, Muhammad Ali, Truman Capote, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Diana Vreeland and Salvador Dali. The sale total was $59,270 with all 89 lots sold.

The most expensive lot sold was the ‘Christy Turlington’ (above), a 37.5cm x 24.8cm gelatine silver print from the collection of Sean Byrnes, estimated to sell for $1,000-$2,000. The print sold for $4,000.

For full results from the auction click here

Paris Photo 2015

Paris Photo 2015

Paris Photo 2015 starts on Thursday 12th November and runs until Sunday 15th November at the Grand Palais. 146 galleries are involved showing works ranging from Guy Bourdin at Louise Alexander to Brassai at Karsten Greve, as well as 26 Publishers taking part at the 19th edition of the fair. Exhibitions, Competitions, Book Signings and other events will take place throughout the long weekend including a book signing from Elliott Erwitt, the Aperture foundation Phonebook awards and book making workshops from Onestar Press.

A preview of what to expect this year is now available at

Artissima 2015

The 22nd edition of the International Fair of Contemporary Art returns to Turin on 5th November for a weekend of exhibitions from 207 international galleries with over 2,000 works on show. Photographic works are on display from galleries such as Kow, Podbielski and Alexander Levy from Berlin, Sprovieri and Richard Saltoun from London, Lia Rumma from Napoli, Lawrie Shabibi from Dubai, Sabrina Amrani from Madrid, Monica de Cardenas from Milan, Leo Xu Projects from Shanghai, Alberto Peola from Torino, Galleria Continua from Beijing, Tomorrow from New York, Kalfayan Galleries from Athens and Mirko Mayer from Cologne.

Photographers on show include Barbara Hammer, Boris Mikhail, Marzia Migliora, Tobias Zielony, Thomas Ruff, Vanessa Beecroft, Yazan Khalili, Julius Von Bismarck, Amina Benbouchta, Craigie Horsfield, Linda Frengi Nagler, Thomas Struth, Barbara Probst, Renate Bertlmann, Valie Export, Jo Spence, Friedl Kubelka, Helena Almeida, Rose English, Gina Pane, Ketty La Rocca, Chen Wei, Paola De Pietri, Eva Frapiccini, Candida Höffer, Louise Lawler, Giovanni Ozzola, Oto Gillen, Hrair Sarkissian, Andreas Lang, Thomas Jorion, Beatrice Minda, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Clegg & Guttmann and Goran Trbuljak.

For more information on the fair, and a full list of all galleries involved visit:

Upcoming Photography Auctions: November

Linda Evangelista Francesco ScavulloFrancesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty’ Auction, 2nd November 2015 at 3pm [EST], Sotheby’s Online. For full breakdown of lots for sale click here.

‘Francesco Scavullo (1921-2004) found beauty everywhere. Through his lens, we experience the dynamic energy of Bruce Jenner, fresh from winning the 1976 men’s decathlon, the ingénue charm of an 11-year-old Brooke Shields, the fearless exposure of Andy Warhol’s Factory stars, and the not-so-subtle sensuality of countless Cosmo cover girls (a magazine that Scavullo shaped for nearly thirty years.) Originally an assistant of the famed fashion photographer Horst P. Horst, Scavullo went on to work for the most celebrated publications of his time, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, and Allure, and publish multiple books of his favourite imagery.’ – Sotheby’s

CANDIDA HÖFER Teatro Comunale di Bologna IPhotographs’ Auction, 6th November 2015 at 2pm [GMT], Phillips London. For full breakdown of lots for sale click here.

‘From fashion and sports to music and celebrity, photographers chronicle the cultural landscape with such immediacy, urgency and relevance – elevating a documentary process into the most contemporary of art forms. Our London Photographs sale captures the finest photography from the past, present and future in stunning portraits and landscapes that provide untold narratives of faces and places.’ – Phillips

Sebastião SalgadoBack to Black Photographies’ Auction, 9-13th November 2015 at 4pm [CET], Sotheby’s Paris. For full breakdown of lots for sale click here.

The Photographies sale in Paris promises a remarkable array of unique and rare works. Alongside works from masters of the genre including Man Ray, Erwin Blumenfeld and Helmut Newton are the highly anticipated lots Diane Arbus’ Identical twins, Richard Avedon’s portraits from the series In the American West, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Barragan House from his acclaimed Architecture series, and a unique work by Bernd and Hilla Becher composed of 9 vintage photographs from the Water Towers series. These undisputed masterpieces all bring a very specific and individual offering to the history of Photography;  from sociological studies to portraiture through to conceptual observations, one will discover works that will satisfy the tastes of both the seasoned collector and the budding connoisseur.’ – Sotheby’s

richard avedon Photographs’ Auction, 12th November 2015 at 6pm, Christies Paris. For full breakdown of lots for sale click here.

‘Among the 100 lots presented in this sale is an exceptional and fresh-on-the-market group of 42 daguerreotypes by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey. Practically unknown until the middle of the 20th century, Girault de Prangey started his Grand Tour in 1841 – just a couple of years after Daguerre’s technical discovery – from which he brought back previously unseen views of Europe and Asia minor.
Another highlight of the auction will be the sale of a group of prints by André Kertész and Martin Munkácsi which were hidden away for the duration of the Second World War. Lastly, a rare print by Mapplethorpe will also be offered, Man in Polyester Suit (€180,000–250,000), an iconic photo that caused a great deal of controversy when it was exhibited in 1980.’ – Christies

gregory crewdsonCollection Shalom Shpilman vendue au profit du Shpilman Institute For Photography’ Auction, 13-14th November 2015, Christies Paris. For full breakdown of lots for sale click here.

Sold over two days, this important collection from the Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP) is composed of 210 modernist, surrealist and contemporary photographs. Focused on abstraction and the question of perception, it gathers the works of the greatest artists of their generation, such as Man Ray, Dora Maar, Moholy Nagy, Thomas Struth, Gerhard Richter and Walead Beshty.
For over a decade the SIP has held important exhibitions of modernist photographs exhibitions and is dedicated to the promotion of the medium in Israel as well as abroad, to benefit all communities. The proceeds of these two sales will be devoted to education and research programmes developed by the Institute’ – Christies

Annie Leibovitz ‘Women: New Portrait’ International Tour

Annie Leibovitz New York 2015 StringersJournalImage: Annie Leibovitz with her children, Sarah, Susan and Samuelle, Rhinebeck, New York, 2015 (©Annie Leibovitz.)

On 16th January 2016 Annie Leibovitz is to begin a 10-city 12 month international tour of her new series ‘WOMEN: New Portrait’, an update of her ‘Women’ series of photographs, which were originally created in collaboration with Susan Sontag 15 years ago. The exhibitions, which begin in London at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, are free to the public and will be held in various currently undisclosed locations, but not the usual galleries or museums. The series is commissioned by the financial services company UBS and is the largest touring show the company have ever staged, taking in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Mexico City, Istanbul, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Zurich and Hong Kong. The body of work will include photographs from the original series as well as new ones including portraits of Serena Williams, Gloria Steinem and Amy Schumer, and others which Leibovitz is still working on. The exhibition is expected to reflect “the changes in the roles of women today”.

Tickets for the London show will be available from December with the show closing on 7th February before moving on to Tokyo.
For more information visit:

Leibovitz’s most expensive photograph sold at auction:

Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, London, 2007 on 30th June 2011 at Sotheby’s London ‘Contemporary Art Day’ auction at a premium of £50,450 ($80,820). The print was estimated to sell for £8,000 – 12,000.

The Archival Pigment Print was donated to Sotheby’s by Leibovitz and measures at 40”(h)x60”(w). Edition 5 of 10, signed & numbered.

Art Basel Hong Kong Exhibitors List


The fourth Art Basel Hong Kong fair has been confirmed to take place from March 24 – 26 2016, with the full list of exhibiting galleries totalling 239. A broad selection of photographers are also involved in next year’s fair, especially represented in the ‘Insights’ sector which ‘presents projects by galleries based in the Asia and the Asia-Pacific region’ (Art Basel). Read the full list below, or visit the Art Basel website for more information:

10 Chancery Lane Gallery Hong Kong
303 Gallery New York
Acquavella Galleries New York
Aike-Dellarco Shanghai
Air de Paris Paris
Alan Cristea Gallery London
Alisan Fine Arts Hong Kong
Almine Rech Gallery Paris, Brussels, London
Andrea Rosen Gallery New York
Andréhn-Schiptjenko Stockholm
Anna Ning Fine Art Hong Kong
Annely Juda Fine Art London
Applicat-Prazan Paris
Arario Gallery Seoul, Cheonan, Shanghai
Arndt Singapore, Berlin
Athr Jeddah
Atlas Gallery London
Aye Gallery Beijing
Balice Hertling Paris, New York
Beijing Commune Beijing
Ben Brown Fine Arts London, Hong Kong
Bernard Jacobson Gallery London, New York
Bernier/Eliades Athens
Blindspot Gallery Hong Kong
Blum & Poe Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo
Boers-Li Gallery Beijing
Buchmann Galerie Berlin, Lugano
Cardi Gallery Milan, London
carlier gebauer Berlin
Carlos/Ishikawa London
Casa Triângulo São Paulo
Chambers Fine Art Beijing, New York
Galerie Chantal Crousel Paris
Chemould Prescott Road Mumbai
Chi-Wen Gallery Taipei
Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin
Galleria Continua San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana
David Kordansky Gallery Los Angeles
David Zwirner New York, London
de Sarthe Gallery Hong Kong, Beijing
Dirimart Istanbul
Dominique Lévy Gallery New York, London
Edouard Malingue Gallery Hong Kong
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art New York
Galerie Eigen + Art Berlin, Leipzig
Eslite Gallery Taipei
Esther Schipper Berlin
Fergus McCaffrey New York, Gustavia
Francesca Minini Milan
Galleria Franco Noero Torino
Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Rome, Geneva, Athens
Gajah Gallery Singapore, Yogyakarta
Galerie 1900-2000 Paris
Gallery Exit Hong Kong
Gandhara-Art Karachi
gb agency Paris
Gerhardsen Gerner Berlin, Oslo
Galerie Gisela Capitain Cologne
Gladstone Gallery New York, Brussels
Galerie Gmurzynska Zug, Zurich, St Moritz
Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
Greene Naftali New York
Grotto Fine Art Limited Hong Kong
Hakgojae Gallery Seoul, Shanghai
Hanart TZ Gallery Hong Kong
Galerie Hans Mayer Dusseldorf
Hauser & Wirth Zurich, London, New York, Somerset, Los Angeles
Herald St London
Galerie Hubert Winter Vienna
Ibid. London, Los Angeles
In Situ – fabienne leclerc Paris
Ingleby Gallery Edinburgh
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde Dubai, Brussels
James Cohan Gallery New York, Shanghai
Jensen Gallery Sydney, Auckland
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff Paris
Johnen Galerie Berlin
Kaikai Kiki Gallery Tokyo
Kalfayan Galleries Athens, Thessaloniki
kamel mennour Paris
Galerie Karsten Greve AG St Moritz, Cologne, Paris
Kavi Gupta Chicago
Kerlin Gallery Dublin
Kewenig Berlin, Palma
Galerie Krinzinger Vienna
Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery Seoul, New York
Lehmann Maupin New York, Hong Kong
Galerie Lelong New York, Paris
Leo Xu Projects Shanghai
Lia Rumma  Milan, Naples
Lin & Lin Gallery Taipei, Beijing
Lisson Gallery London, Milan, New York
Long March Space Beijing
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma Rome
Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M.  Bologna, Paris
Magician Space Beijing
Mai 36 Galerie Zurich
Marian Goodman Gallery New York, Paris, London
Marianne Boesky Gallery New York
Marlborough Fine Art London, New York, Madrid, Barcelona
Massimo De Carlo Milan, London
Mazzoleni Torino, London
Meessen De Clercq Brussels
Mehdi Chouakri Berlin
Mendes Wood DM São Paulo
Metro Pictures New York
Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe, Berlin
Michael Werner New York, London, Märkisch Wilmersdorf
Mitchell-Innes & Nash New York
Mizuma Art Gallery Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore
mother’s tankstation Dublin
Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Vienna
Nadi Gallery Jakarta
Galerie Nagel Draxler Berlin, Cologne
Nanzuka Tokyo
Galeria Nara Roesler São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris, Brussels
Nature Morte New Delhi
neugerriemschneider Berlin
galerie nichido Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Karuizawa, Kasama, Paris
One and J. Gallery Seoul
Galerie Ora-Ora Hong Kong
Ota Fine Arts Tokyo, Singapore
P.P.O.W New York
Pace Hong Kong, New York, Menlo Park, Beijing, London
Pace Prints New York
Paragon London
Paul Kasmin Gallery New York
Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore
Peres Projects Berlin
Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong, New York, Paris
Pilar Corrias London
PKM Gallery Seoul
Galeria Plan B Cluj, Berlin
Platform China Hong Kong, Beijing
Polígrafa Obra Gràfica Barcelona
Project Fulfill Art Space Taipei
Richard Gray Gallery Chicago, New York
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Sydney
Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong, London
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle Munich
Sadie Coles HQ London
SCAI The Bathhouse Tokyo
Sean Kelly New York
ShanghART Gallery Shanghai, Singapore
ShugoArts Tokyo
Sies + Höke Dusseldorf
Silverlens Metro Manila, Singapore
Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong, London, New York
Skarstedt New York, London
Soka Art Taipei, Tainan, Beijing
Sprüth Magers Berlin, London, Los Angeles
Starkwhite Auckland
STPI Singapore
Stuart Shave/Modern Art London
Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Los Angeles
Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo, Paris, New York
Take Ninagawa Tokyo
Tang Contemporary Art Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong
Taro Nasu Tokyo
team (gallery, inc.) New York, Los Angeles
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris, Pantin, Salzburg
The Drawing Room Metro Manila
Galerie Thomas Munich
Thomas Dane Gallery London
Tina Keng Gallery Taipei, Beijing
TKG+ Taipei, Beijing
Tokyo Gallery + BTAP Tokyo, Beijing
Tolarno Galleries Melbourne
Tomio Koyama Gallery Tokyo, Singapore
Tornabuoni Art Paris, Florence, London
Tyler Rollins Fine Art New York
Galerie Urs Meile Beijing, Lucerne
Vadehra Art Gallery New Delhi, London
Van de Weghe Fine Art New York
Victoria Miro London
Vitamin Creative Space Guangzhou, Beijing
Wentrup Berlin
White Cube Hong Kong, London
White Space Beijing Beijing
Wilkinson London
Xavier Hufkens Brussels
Yamamoto Gendai Tokyo
Yavuz Gallery Singapore
Yumiko Chiba Associates Tokyo
Zeno X Gallery Antwerp

Gallery Name, Location: Artists
1335Mabini, Manila: Poklong Anading, Kiri Dalena, Mariano Montelibano, Mark Salvatus
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu: Chen Qiulin, Li Lang, Wang Chuan
Antenna Space, Shanghai: Guan Xiao, Yu Honglei
Arataniurano, Tokyo: Tadasu Takamine
This Is No Fantasy + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne: Michael Cook
Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong: Stella Zhang
Gallery EM, Seoul: Hyemin Lee, Jae Yong Rhee
Exhibit320, New Delhi: Sunoj D
Fost Gallery, Singapore: Jimmy Ong
Gallery 100, Taipei: Inoue Yuichi
Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, Hangzhou: Zhang Xuerui, Wang Yi, Pan Xiaorong, Qian Jiahua
Ink Studio, Beijing: Li Huasheng
iPreciation, Singapore: Tay Bak Chiang
L-Art Gallery, Chengdu: Liu Yujie
Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai: Farhad Ahrarnia, Shahpour Pouyan
Leeahn Gallery, Daegu, Seoul: Ja Hyun Koo, Kyo Jun Lee
Liang Gallery, Taipei: Hsu Chia-Wei
Longmen Art Projects, Shanghai: Ye Yongqing
MEM, Tokyo: Kimiyo Mishima
Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, Shanghai: Au Hoi Lam
Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul: Jeju Choi Jeong Hwa
Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, Hong Kong: Xu Zhenbang, Zhang Dali
Pi Artworks, Istanbul, London: Tayeba Begum Lipi
Star Gallery, Beijing: Sun Yanchu
Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai: Yuki Onodera
Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe: Sadamasa Motonaga, Susumu Koshimizu, Kenji Inumaki
Gallery Yang, Beijing: Kong Lingnan
Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka: Michio Yoshihara

Gallery Name, Location: Artists
11R Eleven Rivington, New York: Evan Nesbit
313 Art Project, Seoul: Wan Lee
a.m. space, Hong Kong: Chang Huei-Ming, Frank Tang Kai-Yiu
Artinformal, Metro Manila: Alvin Zafra
Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney: Jess Johnson
Experimenter, Kolkata: Ayesha Sultana, Rathin Barman
François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles: Marius Bercea
Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland: Renee So, Nick Austin
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin: Wu Tsang
Michael Lett, Auckland: Campbell Patterson
Mujin-to Production, Tokyo: Yukihiro Taguchi
Night Gallery, Los Angeles: Mira Dancy
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London: Luke Diiorio
Raster, Warsaw: Rafal Bujnowski
ROH Projects, Jakarta: Wiyoga Muhardanto
Rokeby, London: Abigail Reynolds
Sabrina Amrani, Madrid: Waqas Khan
Selma Feriani Gallery Sidi Bou Said, London: Lina Ben Rejeb, Nidhal Chamekh
Gallery Side 2, Tokyo: Yusuke Saito
Société, Berlin: Sean Raspet, Ned Vena
Thomas Erben Gallery, New York: Newsha Tavakolian
Weingrüll, Karlsruhe: A kills B
Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, London: Joel Kyack
Yeo Workshop, Singapore: Maryanto