Postwar and Contemporary Photographs

Sotheby’s New York will be hosting an auction consisting entirely of photographs taken since the 1950s up to present day from a range of internationally renowned photographers. There are 94 lots available with estimates ranging from $3,000 to $500,000. Sotheby’s announce: ‘The sale is led by 49 exceptional works from the distinguished Ames Collection, including…

The Collection of Paul F. Walter Auction

On the 26th and the 27th of September Christie’s New York are hosting two live auctions of lots from the collection of Paul F. Walter, including a simultaneous online-only auction. There are 26 photographic prints available including work from Captain Linnaeus Tripe, Edward Steichen, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton. Photos include…

Sotheby’s Shake It Up Online Photography Auction

Sotheby’s is holding an online auction of photographs from the Mario Testino Collection from 1st to 15th September. The auction is to benefit Museo Mate in Lima, Peru, with 88 lots available. Estimates range from £300 to £20,000. Photographs in this collection are from a range of photographers including Gregory Crewdson, Sam Taylor-Wood, Nan Goldin,…

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:

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):

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…

Photography News June/July 2017

Getty Museum Received Gift of 186 Photographs from Bruce Berman: The finalists have been announced for the 2017 Leica Oskar Barnack Award: The 2017 Henri Cartier Bresson prize has been awarded to South African Photographer Guy Tillim: