Sotheby’s ‘Cecil Beaton: Portraits of Vivien Leigh’ Exhibition

Sotheby’s announce a Photography sale in a few weeks time, concerning portraits of Vivien Leigh taken by Cecil Beaton. The exhibition runs from the 12th of September to the 26th, to coincide with the anniversary auction of Leigh’s belongings due to take place on the 26th. The exhibition will take place at Sotheby’s London. Continue reading Sotheby’s ‘Cecil Beaton: Portraits of Vivien Leigh’ Exhibition

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… Continue reading Photography Auctions Calendar

Auction: The Photography Collection of Eric Franck

Black and white Koudelka Portugal Photograph

Sotheby’s recent Photography auction ‘The Discerning Eye: Property from the Collection of Eric Franck’ realised a total of £319,188 from the sales of 49 prints from the collector and dealer’s catalogue. Works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Josef Koudelka and Bill Brandt were available in the auction, including Cartier-Bresson’s rare Barcelona and Le DDT a Dessau prints.

The highest selling lot was the 1976 Portugal by Josef Koudelka, a signed silver print, which sold for £22,500.

For more information and results from all lots sold at this auction click here

Image © Josef Koudelka

Phillips’ Photography Auction smashes world records

Dovima with elephants, Dior, Irving Penn

In Phillips’ most recent Photography auction (Ultimate, and Ultimate Campaign), seven new World Auction Records were reached including Artist Records for Bruce Weber, Shoe Nichino and Seiji Kurata. The auctions took place on 18th May in London and realised £2,344,875 as a result of the sales. In a statement Phillips claimed

 “Achieving the second highest total for a Photographs sale at Phillips London, today’s auction is a testimony to the continued demand across the globe for exceptional works. ULTIMATE, a curated selection of works only available at Phillips, was 100% sold, featuring the top lot of the sale, John Baldessari’s ‘Transform (Lipstick)’, 1990. ULTIMATE established seven world auction records including Japanese artists Seiji Kurata and Sohei Nishino, who are both in the top ten. ULTIMATE CAMPAIGN, which champions advertising photography by today’s leading forces in fashion, was also 100% sold, and we are thrilled to have established a new world auction record for Bruce Weber. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon all achieved notable prices, demonstrating the continued appeal of works by master 20th century photographers.”

The highest selling print in the auction was John Baldessari’s Transform (Lipstick) from 1990 which achieved £389,000.

For more information about this auction and an overview of the top ten lots sold click here

Relevant Links; Exhibitions June 2017

London’s The Photographers’ Gallery is showcasing Roger Mayne’s first major exhibition since 1999: click here

A exhibition of work by Joel Meyerowitz is currently on display at Beetles+Huxley Gallery in London click here

Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York is showing Tom Arndt’s work ‘Where I Live’ until July. click here

In other news, Ian Beesley’s exhibition ‘Grafters: Industrial society in image and word’ at the People History Museum, Manchester, was the most visited photography exhibition in 2016. click

Frieze London 2016 Announced

Frieze Art Fair in Regents Park, London. 
Photo by Linda Nylind. 13/10/2015.

The annual Frieze art fair in London has announced its participating galleries and artists for this year’s edition. Frieze London is returning a week earlier this year, running from 6th-9th October at Regent’s Park, alongside Frieze Masters.

Check out the full listings and information and ticket prices at the official website: click here.

 

Photo London tickets

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The second edition of Photo London will be taking place at Somerset House between 19-22 May 2016.
In addition to the main Fair of 80 of the world’s leading galleries, your ticket to Photo London includes access to major publishers, book signings, special installations and entry to three major exhibitions commissioned with the generous support of the LUMA Foundation – supporters of the Photo London public programme.

These exhibitions include:
Don McCullin, presented by Hamiltons Gallery
Craigie Horsfield, from the collection of the Wilson Centre for Photography
Sergey Chilikov: Photoprovocations, from the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Tickets for the Photo London Talks programme, including Nick Knight, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Don McCullin, Mary McCartney, Ed Burtynsky, Olga Sviblova, Thomas Struth, Katy Grannan, Graham Nash, Alec Soth and Cheryl Newman will be released later this month.

See more by clicking here