Modern and Contemporary Photography

Since 1998, Grisebach has sold selected photographic prints at auction, including important works from the history of photography and art photography. The spectrum of works offered twice annually in the auction “Modern and Contemporary Photographs” ranges from the innovations of the 19th and early 20th centuries to modern photography, including works by artists ranging from Karl Blossfeldt, Man Ray, August Sander, Edward Steichen, and Edward Weston to contemporary works of international artists such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Special emphasis is placed on Bauhaus photography and the photography of the “New Vision” and New Objectivity movements. The artistic value of the photographs selected for the auction and the high quality of the individual prints as collector’s objects are valued by a large clientele that includes photography connoisseurs from across the world. This is consistently reflected in the high, often record-setting, prices at auction and the large number of works sold.



Diandra Donecker

Susanne Schmid

Selected Results Autumn 2018

Post auction sale: Works not sold at auction on 26 October may be purchased at the reserve price for a period of two months – until end of December 2018 – during the post auction sale. These works are displayed in the catalogue view with the selection Post auction sale. By selecting All lots, you will be able to display all results.

Thomas Struth

„Paradise 24, Sao Francisco de Xavier“ Brazil. 2001

Sold for 95,000 EUR (incl. premium), 26 October 2018

Yumiko Izu

„Secret Garden # 10“ (Noir). 2004

Sold for 2,500 EUR (incl. premium), 26 October 2018

Inez van Lamsweerde

Kirsten, from the series „The Widow (Black)“. 1996

Sold for 7,500 EUR (incl. premium), 26 October 2018

Barbara Morgan. Martha Graham. 1938/1939. Sold for 3,750 EUR (incl. premium), 26 October 2018

Thomas Ruff. Plakat III. 1997. Sold for 31,250 EUR (incl. premium), 26 October 2018

André Kertész. „Paris“. Burleske Tänzerin. 1926. Sold for 7,500 EUR (incl. premium), 26 October 2018

Hiroshi Sugimoto. „South Bay Drive-In, San Diego“, from the series „Theaters“, since 1976. 1993. Sold for 22,500 EUR (incl. premium), 26 October 2018