The Oldest Presidential Portrait

On the 5th of October 2017 Sotheby’s New York will be hosting it’s anticipated Photographs auction. Prints from some of the most important figures in photographic history will be available, including ‘New Orleans’ (Trolley) by Robert Frank and Nymphea by Eugene Atget, but perhaps one of the most fascinating lots on offer comes from one of the lesser known photographers of the 19th century: Philip Haas.

Sotheby’s explains the fascinating story behind The Oldest Presidential Portrait:

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

Photography News July/August 2017

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 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.

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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:

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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):
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Photography News July 2017

British Journal of Photography in Contemporary Photography co-production deal with online film channel FullBleed: BJP-online.com

Auction Record for Wolfgang Tillmans at Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale: Phillips.com

Magnum Photos forced into historic private investor shake-up: Straitstimes.com