The 20 Most Expensive Photographs Sold at Auction [November 2017]

Several photographs have entered the list this year. Here’s a brief run down:

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Sotheby’s Photographies Auction Results, November 2017

The second of Sotheby’s Paris Photography auctions took place on Friday evening with 106 lots available to purchase, with estimates ranging from 1,000 to 150,000 euros. Sotheby’s stated ahead of the auction: The auction highlights includes historical works from the 19th century such as an exceptional early daguerreotype view of Notre Dame in Paris, and…

Upcoming November Auctions

Along with 6 previously scheduled photography auctions, there have been some additional auctions announced for November, these include Sotheby’s Important Collection Europeenne de Photographies, joining an already scheduled photography auction on the 10th November in Paris, and Exceptional Exposures: Photojournalism Online, which will take place online over two weeks starting on the 17th November. 

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.

Photography Auctions Calendar

Summer usually sees a lull in photography auctions, and this year is no different. Once August ends, however, 7 auctions are due – each celebrating photography, from Sotheby’s, Phillips and Dreweatts. Christies are yet to announce an autumn auction for their photography department, though one is expected. Scheduled auctions are as follows…

Christie’s Auction: Photographs, The Classics

George Hoyningen-Huene, Swimwear by Izod (1930). Christie’s Auction Lot 5. Running from 16th-28th June Christie’s Auction House is auctioning a selection of iconic photographs ranging from Landscapes to Portraits. There are 106 lots available through the online auction, with starting bids ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. ‘Photographs: The Classics features portraits, landscapes, nudes and urban scenes by noted…

Christie’s Auction: The Female Form

Erwin Blumenfeld, Soul of the Chair (1944). Christie’s Auction Lot 1. Running from 7th-16th June Christie’s is auctioning a collection of photographs representing the female form through their online only sale ‘Modern Visions’. ‘As part of the Modern Visions online sale series, The Female Form takes shape as a lively photographic study of the female figure from…

Bonham’s ‘Prints, Photographs & Works On Paper’ Auction Results

On 14th November Bonhams hosted a ’Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper’ Auction in Hong Kong. The auction included various artistic mediums, including photographs by practitioners such as Mario Testing, Cecil Beaton, Elliott Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, Zhang Huan and Nobuyoshi Araki. Of the 101 lots available, 55 were sold. Atypically the most expensive…

Upcoming Photography Auctions: November pt II

Irving Penn, Woman in Balenciaga Coat (1950). Bloomsbury Auctions Lot 151. On 14th November Bonhams will be hosting a ’Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper’ Auction in Hong Kong with various photographs on sale by photographers such as Mario Testing, Cecil Beaton, Elliott Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, Zhang Huan and Nobuyoshi Araki. View all lots…

Phillips Photographs Auction

Phillips’ ‘Photographs’ auction took place in London yesterday with 119 lots available. The auction brought together a varied collection of works from Peter Beard, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, David Bailey, Nick Knight, Terry O’Neill, Stephen Shore, Eve Arnold, William Eggleston, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ed Ruscha, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Corinne Day, Robert Frank, Brassai, Alexander Rodchenko,…

Upcoming Photography Auctions: November

‘Francesco 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,…