Sotheby’s Photographs Auction Results; 2018

Yesterday saw Sotheby’s first Photographs auction of the year, held in New York and realising a sales total of $3,126,740. The auction included work by artists such as Cindy Sherman, William Henry Fox Talbot and Man Ray. The most expensive lot sold was William Henry Fox Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature which was a complete…

A Year of Photography at Auction, 2017 Highlights

2017 brought a number of developments in photography ranging from announcements from technical suppliers to several recording breaking sales at auction. Here are some of the highlights of the year: This year’s stand out moments for photography at auction include an artist record for Man Ray, whose Noire et Blanche was also the most expensive…

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…

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…

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…

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…