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)…

Upcoming Photography Auctions, 2018

Now that 2018 is in full swing, several photography auctions have been announced for the year ahead, as well as changes to previously announced auctions including Christie’s May Photographs auction, which has switched from 16th May to 17th May, and an additional Photographs auction has been set for Christie’s New York.

Preliminary Auction Dates 2018

After several stand-out photography sales last year, including new additions to the list of most expensive photographs sold at auction, 2018 looks to bring another interesting year of exhibitions and sales from the top auction houses around the world. Here is a brief list of auctions set to take place this year, and their preliminary…

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…

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…

Sotheby’s Europeenne de Photographies Auction Results, November 2017

Yesterday was a busy day for the photography department at Sotheby’s Paris. Two photography auctions took place: ‘Importante Collection Européenne de Photographies’ and ‘Photographies’ both in celebration of the annual photography fair that takes place in the city: Paris Photo. The first to take place was the Importante Collection Européenne de Photographies, which Sotheby’s claimed:…