The next Timed Auction "Photography" takes place from 25 November to 4 December 2022!

Main Focus

Grisebach has been auctioning photographic works since 1988 and is the market-leader in this field in Germany.

Our focus is on the 1920/30s in Europe, on the Subjective Photography/Fotoform movements of the 1950s, and on classic American photography. We successfully have been showcasing works by today’s international photographic avant-garde as represented by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Candida Höfer.

To this day, the EUR 490,000 knockdown price we achieved for a photogram by László Moholy-Nagy remains the highest ever recorded in Germany for a single photo.

And we are heading towards even more dynamism, international visibility, and reach for photography –this autumn will see the launch of our “Online Only Photo Auctions” as an invitation to the new generations of bidders. We look forward to receiving your consignment offers! 

20 Years of Photography

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Auction and Consignments

We appraise 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

from our auction on 1 June 2022

Lot 2103

Dieter Appelt

”Die Befreiung der Finger”, from the series ”Erinnerungsspur”, 1977–1979. 6 Vintages. Gelatin silver prints, of which 5 on Agfa paper. Each approx. 39.5 × 29.4 cm (40.2 × 30.4 cm). Sold for 23,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2021

Mitch Epstein

“Untitled, New York”, from the series “The City“. 1996. C-print, 2007. Fujicolor-Crystal-Archive paper. 57.1 × 70.7 cm (59.8 × 73.3 cm). Sold for 6,250 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2094

Slim Aarons

Poolside Pairs. 1970. C-print, 2022. 96.3 × 143,.3 cm (101 × 147.8 cm). Sold for 25,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2029

Lee Friedlander

“NYC”. 1963. Later gelatin silver print. 21.5 × 32.4 cm (27.8 × 33.6 cm). Sold for 18,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2031

Bruce Davidson

From the series “Subway”. 1980. 4 C-prints, 2005. Each Fujicolor-Crystal-Archive paper. Each 50.8 × 76.2 cm. Sold for 20,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2051

Larry Sultan

My Mother Posing for Me, from the series “Pictures from Home”, 1983–1992. 1984 C-print. 47.3 × 58.3 cm (47.7 × 58.6 cm). Sold for 8,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2068

Nicholas Nixon

“Heather Brown, Mimi Brown, Bebe Brown Nixon and Laurie Brown. Harwichport, Massachusetts”, from the series “The Brown Sisters“, since 1975. 1978. Vintage. Gelatin silver contact print. 19.5 × 24.5 cm (20.3 × 25.3 cm). Sold for 8,125 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2093

Joel Meyerowitz

“Wellfleet, Cape Cod”. 1977. Vintage or early C-print. Kodak paper. 19.3 × 24.3 cm (27.8 × 35.5 cm). Sold for 4,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2086

Helmut Newton

”'Domestic Nude IV' in my living room. Chateau Marmont, Hollywood”. 1992. Gelatin silver print, circa 1993. 38.4 × 56.9 cm (50.4 × 60.7 cm). Sold for 22,500 EUR (incl. premium)