Sotheby’s Photographs Auction Results, May 2018

It has been a big week for photography auctions with sales from the big three auction houses. Sotheby’s Photographs auction commenced at 3:30pm in London with 72 lots on offer including work from big names like Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, and Peter Beard as well as colour photography from William Eggleston, Steve McCurry, and Desiree…

Sotheby’s A Beautiful Life Auction Results; 2018

Sotheby’s hosted an auction of photographs from the collection of Leland Hirsch titled A Beautiful Life: Photographs from the Collection of Leland Hirsch which was billed as follows… Assembled with passion over the course of nearly two decades, the Hirsch collection tells the story of some of the greatest photographers of the 20th and 21st…

Christie’s Photographs Auction Results; 2018

Last week saw the first major photography auction of the year take place at Christie’s New York with 116 lots available in their Photographs auction. The auction took place on 6th April with a sales total of $3,432,000. Unsurprisingly Richard Avedon’s Dovmina with Elephants print (featured) was the highest selling lot at the auction. An…

Christie’s Photographs Auction; 2018

It is the first major Photography auction of the year taking place this week on Friday 6th April at Christie’s New York. Highlighted lots from this Photographs auction include Richard Avedon’s Dovima with Elephants (lot 115) with an estimate of $300,000 – $500,000, Peter Beard’s Lioness and Birds with an estimate of $200,000 – $300,000,…

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)…

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…

The most expensive photographs sold at auction: part 2

Continuing last week’s post listing the most expensive photographs sold at auction. The list now details photographs that sold for millions of dollars, all of which were sold on this side of the millennium, with all but one captured through analogue means. Starting from the lower end (NSFW):

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…