Modern and Contemporary Photography


Diandra Donecker

Susanne Schmid

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 in Autumn 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.

Selected results

Albert Renger-Patzsch. Power Centre of a Locomotive. 1925. Sold for 50,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Gertrud Arndt. Self Portrait No. 39 A. 1929/30. Sold for 56,250 EUR (incl. premium)

Bauhaus-Portfolio. Bauhaus I. Bauhaus II. 1921–33. Sold for 18,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Andreas Feininger. Portrait Lyonel Feininger. 1928. Sold for 18,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Suse Byk. „Valeska Gert 'Salome', [Berliner] 'Tribüne'“. 1923. Sold for 3,750 EUR (incl. premium)