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

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


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…

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. 

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. 

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

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…