Valuing the Photograph: Analogue Photography at Auction

This article first appeared in the Royal Photographic Society’s Analogue magazine, November 2017. According to Sotheby’s “Analogue photography is back in vogue” and they should know, 22 of the most expensive photographs sold at auction were sold at Sotheby’s, and all were analogue photographs. The interest in photography as a valuable commodity is rapidly growing…

Sotheby’s Europeenne de Photographies Auction Results, November 2017

Yesterday was a busy day for the photography department at Sotheby’s Paris. Two photography auctions took place: ‘Importante Collection Européenne de Photographies’ and ‘Photographies’ both in celebration of the annual photography fair that takes place in the city: Paris Photo. The first to take place was the Importante Collection Européenne de Photographies, which Sotheby’s claimed:…

Christie’s Stripped Bare Auction Results, November 2017

Yesterday saw the auction of photographs from the Collection of Thomas Koerfer, which took place in Paris, coinciding with the annual photography festival; Paris Photo. There were 51 lots available in the auction, which realised a total of EUR 3,782,500 in sales. The most expensive lot to sell at the auction was a record EUR…

Phillips’ Photographs Auction Results; November 2017

Every autumn Phillips host a sale of photographs from some of the most influential practitioners in the field, which has seen an increase in new investors year on year. This week saw the online Photographs sale realise a total of £1,551,750, and several world records broken for various artists. Buyers took part from all over…

Masterpieces of Design & Photography Auction Results

The results for last week’s Masterpieces of Design & Photography auction at Christie’s London show that 13 of the 15 photography lots available were sold, with all but 3 prints selling for well over £100,000. 

Sotheby’s Photographs Auction Results, 2017

This autumn’s Photographs sale at Sotheby’s realised a sale total of $2,901,375. The earliest photographic portrait of a president was available at the auction and became the highest priced item with a hammer price of $360,5000. The John Quincy Adams portrait, photographed by Philip Haas in 1843, had been estimated to sell for $150,000 –…

Christie’s MoMA Auctions

This week sees three MoMA auctions at Christies New York, two of which are taking place over this weekend (5th – 11th October 2017). The first in the series is a 35 lot auction of Henri Cartier-Bresson prints, with estimates ranging from $1,500 to $35,000. This auction is taking place online with bidding taking place…

Christie’s Masterpieces of Design & Photography Auction

Christie’s Masterpieces of Design and Photography auction has 15 photography lots available including work from Thomas Struth, Irving Penn, Andreas Gursky, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ansel Adams, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gilbert & George, Helmut Newton, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Diane Arbus

Phillips Odyssey of Collecting Auction

Phillips’ Odyssey of Collecting auction takes place this coming week (3rd October 2017) in New York. This, the second half of their Odyssey of Collecting auction will include 229 lots by the biggest names in photography: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Robert Frank, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Eugene Atget, Cecil Beaton, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Paul Strand, William Henry…