Modern and Contemporary Photography

Specialists

Diandra Donecker

Susanne Schmid

Sabina Mlodzianowski

Main Focus

 

Since 1998, we sell photographic works at auction, thus being the leading auction house for photography in Germany.

We focus on the 1920s/1930s in Europe – with special emphasis on Bauhaus photography –, Fotoform and “Subjektive Photographie“ of the 1950s, as well as the classics of American photography.

Furthermore, we present East German standpoints, as well as concept photography and works by contemporary international photo avant-garde artists such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Candida Höfer.

In our Spring auction 2018 we were able to reach the highest price ever paid for a single photograph in Germany for a photogram by László Moholy-Nagy, a unique work from the Weimar Bauhaus period, with 490,000 euros.

 

20 Years of Photography

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Auction and Consignments

Our next auction takes place on 27 November 2019. We provide valuations for your art – confidentially, non-binding, and free of charge. Please send us a reproduction of the artwork by either post or email, including details such as the medium, date, and size (unframed). You may also use the estimate request form. Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone – we are always at your disposal.

From our Autumn Auction 2019

Berlin, 27 November 2019

August Sander. Portraits from “Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts“. 1912-1932. 70 gelatin silver prints by Gunther Sander, 1961/63. Unique set of exhibition prints. Here: Boxer, 1928. Estimate EUR 300,000-500,000

August Sander. Portraits from “Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts“. 1912-1932. 70 gelatin silver prints by Gunther Sander, 1961/63. Unique set of exhibition prints. Here: Young Farmers, 1914. Estimate EUR 300,000-500,000

August Sander. Portraits from “Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts“. 1912-1932. 70 gelatin silver prints by Gunther Sander, 1961/63. Unique set of exhibition prints. Here: Pastry Cook, 1928. Estimate EUR 300,000-500,000

Rudolf Koppitz. Mutter und Kind. 1925. Vintage. 21.6 × 26.4 cm. Estimate EUR 3,000–5,000

Karl Blossfeldt. Astrantia major. 1915/25. Vintage. 29.8 x 23.7 cm. Estimate EUR 15,000–20,000

Julia Margaret Cameron. The Dream. 1869. Vintage. Albumen print. 30.4 x 24.2 cm. Estimate EUR 8,000-10,000

William Henry Fox Talbot. Lacock Abbey. 1844. Vintage. Salt paper-contact print. 18.6 x 22.6 cm. Estimate EUR 5,000-7,000