The most expensive photographs sold at auction: part 3

The third instalment of The Most Expensive Photographs Sold At Auction series sees prints from Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky and Man Ray, whose Portrait of a Tearful Woman sold and entered the list earlier this year. If you want to see post one click here, and for post two click here.

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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):
Continue reading The most expensive photographs sold at auction: part 2

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

Christie’s Shalom Shpilman Collection Auction Results

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Originally scheduled for Saturday 14th November, the ‘Collection Shalom Shpilman – Part II’ auction was postponed due to the events in Paris. The auction eventually went ahead with 132 lots sold.

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The most expensive lot sold was Dora Maar’s 1936 gelatine silver print (above) ‘Les annees vous guettent’ which was estimated to sell for €100,000 – €150,000 and instead sold for €325,500.

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Other successful sales were WOLS, Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze’s ‘Komposition, vers’ (1935), a silver gelatin print (above) which sold for €109,500 with an estimation of €70,000-80,000, and Thomas Struth’s ‘Cerro Morro Solar, Lima, Peru’ (2003),a 4th edition (of 10) chromogenic print (top), which also sold for €109,500, with an original estimate for €40,000-60,000.

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

Artissima 2015

The 22nd edition of the International Fair of Contemporary Art returns to Turin on 5th November for a weekend of exhibitions from 207 international galleries with over 2,000 works on show. Photographic works are on display from galleries such as Kow, Podbielski and Alexander Levy from Berlin, Sprovieri and Richard Saltoun from London, Lia Rumma from Napoli, Lawrie Shabibi from Dubai, Sabrina Amrani from Madrid, Monica de Cardenas from Milan, Leo Xu Projects from Shanghai, Alberto Peola from Torino, Galleria Continua from Beijing, Tomorrow from New York, Kalfayan Galleries from Athens and Mirko Mayer from Cologne.

Photographers on show include Barbara Hammer, Boris Mikhail, Marzia Migliora, Tobias Zielony, Thomas Ruff, Vanessa Beecroft, Yazan Khalili, Julius Von Bismarck, Amina Benbouchta, Craigie Horsfield, Linda Frengi Nagler, Thomas Struth, Barbara Probst, Renate Bertlmann, Valie Export, Jo Spence, Friedl Kubelka, Helena Almeida, Rose English, Gina Pane, Ketty La Rocca, Chen Wei, Paola De Pietri, Eva Frapiccini, Candida Höffer, Louise Lawler, Giovanni Ozzola, Oto Gillen, Hrair Sarkissian, Andreas Lang, Thomas Jorion, Beatrice Minda, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Clegg & Guttmann and Goran Trbuljak.

For more information on the fair, and a full list of all galleries involved visit: artissima.it

Upcoming Photography Auctions: November

Linda Evangelista Francesco ScavulloFrancesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty’ Auction, 2nd November 2015 at 3pm [EST], Sotheby’s Online. For full breakdown of lots for sale click here.

‘Francesco Scavullo (1921-2004) found beauty everywhere. Through his lens, we experience the dynamic energy of Bruce Jenner, fresh from winning the 1976 men’s decathlon, the ingénue charm of an 11-year-old Brooke Shields, the fearless exposure of Andy Warhol’s Factory stars, and the not-so-subtle sensuality of countless Cosmo cover girls (a magazine that Scavullo shaped for nearly thirty years.) Originally an assistant of the famed fashion photographer Horst P. Horst, Scavullo went on to work for the most celebrated publications of his time, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, and Allure, and publish multiple books of his favourite imagery.’ – Sotheby’s

CANDIDA HÖFER Teatro Comunale di Bologna IPhotographs’ Auction, 6th November 2015 at 2pm [GMT], Phillips London. For full breakdown of lots for sale click here.

‘From fashion and sports to music and celebrity, photographers chronicle the cultural landscape with such immediacy, urgency and relevance – elevating a documentary process into the most contemporary of art forms. Our London Photographs sale captures the finest photography from the past, present and future in stunning portraits and landscapes that provide untold narratives of faces and places.’ – Phillips

Sebastião SalgadoBack to Black Photographies’ Auction, 9-13th November 2015 at 4pm [CET], Sotheby’s Paris. For full breakdown of lots for sale click here.

The Photographies sale in Paris promises a remarkable array of unique and rare works. Alongside works from masters of the genre including Man Ray, Erwin Blumenfeld and Helmut Newton are the highly anticipated lots Diane Arbus’ Identical twins, Richard Avedon’s portraits from the series In the American West, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Barragan House from his acclaimed Architecture series, and a unique work by Bernd and Hilla Becher composed of 9 vintage photographs from the Water Towers series. These undisputed masterpieces all bring a very specific and individual offering to the history of Photography;  from sociological studies to portraiture through to conceptual observations, one will discover works that will satisfy the tastes of both the seasoned collector and the budding connoisseur.’ – Sotheby’s

richard avedon Photographs’ Auction, 12th November 2015 at 6pm, Christies Paris. For full breakdown of lots for sale click here.

‘Among the 100 lots presented in this sale is an exceptional and fresh-on-the-market group of 42 daguerreotypes by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey. Practically unknown until the middle of the 20th century, Girault de Prangey started his Grand Tour in 1841 – just a couple of years after Daguerre’s technical discovery – from which he brought back previously unseen views of Europe and Asia minor.
Another highlight of the auction will be the sale of a group of prints by André Kertész and Martin Munkácsi which were hidden away for the duration of the Second World War. Lastly, a rare print by Mapplethorpe will also be offered, Man in Polyester Suit (€180,000–250,000), an iconic photo that caused a great deal of controversy when it was exhibited in 1980.’ – Christies

gregory crewdsonCollection Shalom Shpilman vendue au profit du Shpilman Institute For Photography’ Auction, 13-14th November 2015, Christies Paris. For full breakdown of lots for sale click here.

Sold over two days, this important collection from the Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP) is composed of 210 modernist, surrealist and contemporary photographs. Focused on abstraction and the question of perception, it gathers the works of the greatest artists of their generation, such as Man Ray, Dora Maar, Moholy Nagy, Thomas Struth, Gerhard Richter and Walead Beshty.
For over a decade the SIP has held important exhibitions of modernist photographs exhibitions and is dedicated to the promotion of the medium in Israel as well as abroad, to benefit all communities. The proceeds of these two sales will be devoted to education and research programmes developed by the Institute’ – Christies