Sotheby’s Erotic: Passion & Desire Auction Results

On the 15th February, Sotheby’s held an auction of erotic art in London. In the auction were several photographic works from artists such as Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe and Richard Avedon. The auction came to a close with a sales total of  £3,712,750 ($5,212,852 €4,180,707). The highest selling photography lot was She’s Light (laser 3)…

Upcoming Photography Auctions, 2018

Now that 2018 is in full swing, several photography auctions have been announced for the year ahead, as well as changes to previously announced auctions including Christie’s May Photographs auction, which has switched from 16th May to 17th May, and an additional Photographs auction has been set for Christie’s New York.

Christie’s Bill Brandt & Garry Winogrand Auction Results

Christie’s hosted the first photography auctions of this year with two online auctions. Both auctions sold photographs from the MoMA collection by British photographer Bill Brandt and American photographer Garry Winogrand. The MoMA: Bill Brandt auction brought the highest selling photograph of the month with a price realisation of $35,000 for Brandt’s Jean Arp, 1960…

Christie’s ‘MoMA: Bill Brandt’ Auction

Another instalment of Christie’s MoMA auctions takes place this week in another online-only sale of works by Bill Brandt. Christie’s explains: This auction brings together images by influential British photographer Bill Brandt (1904–1983) that span both his important reportages as well as his bold explorations of the female nude. Most of the prints in this…

Christie’s MoMA: Garry Winogrand Auction

Christie’s sees the first photography auction of the year this week with an online-only sale of photographs by Garry Winogrand from the Museum of Modern Art’s collection. Winogrand’s (1928-1984) photographs are analogue black and white social documentary images. Christie’s explains his photos are “characteristically quick and candid social observations from city streets, social gatherings and various…

What You Need To Know About…Cindy Sherman

Following on from the first instalment in the series, this edition profiles Cindy Sherman whose work is the most successful at auction for a female photographer, and second only to Andreas Gursky. Sherman’s Untitled 96 is the third most expensive photograph to sell at auction. Profile Born 19th January 1954 Best known for Untitled Film…

Christie’s Photography Highlight of 2017

Christie’s hosted a number of photography auctions this year, but their November auction Stripped Bare: Photographs from the Collection of Thomas Koerfer saw the sale of Man Ray’s Noire et Blanche (1926), which broke several records, including an artist record and the most expensive photograph to sell at auction in France. It is no surprise…

Phillips’ Henri Cartier-Bresson Auction Results

Last week Phillips hosted an auction of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work at their New York headquarters. The auction, from the collection of Peter Fetterman, held 120 lots ranging from some of the artist’s most famous works to self-portraits, landscapes, street photography, celebrity portraiture, and documentary. As one of the 20th century’s most famous photographers, it is…