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Modern and Contemporary Photography

Specialists

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 July 2020. 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 Spring Auction 2020

Lillian Bassman

Modell Carmen Dell'Orefice, Jantzen shirt suit for Harper's Bazaar. 1959. Later gelatin silver print. Estimate EUR 4,500 – 5,500

Peter Beard

Elephant and Kilimanjaro. 1984/2005. Gelatin silver print with collage of photographs and paper. Unique work. Estimate EUR 100,000 – 150,000.

Olaf Heine

"Godelieve A. with her daughter Clementine. Kigali, June 18, 2017“, from the series “Rwandan Daughters“. 2017. C-Print. Kodak-Endura-paper. Estimate EUR 10,000 – 15,000

August Sander

Bauernburschen aus dem Westerwald. 1912. Gelatin silver print by Gerd Sander, 1990. One of 12 numbered prints. Estimate EUR 3,500 – 4,500

Imogen Cunningham

Magnolia Blossom. 1925. Later gelatin silver print by the Imogen Cunningham Trust. Estimate EUR 5,000 – 7,000

Frank Horvat

Givenchy Hat, for 'Jardin des Modes', Paris. 1958. Later platinum print on Arches paper. Estimate EUR 12,000 – 15,000

Helmut Newton

Paloma Picasso in dress by Karl Lagerfeld, Paris. 1978. Gelatin silver print, 1978. Estimate EUR 3,000 – 4,000

Weegee

Distortion (Charlie Chaplin). 1950/55. 2 Vintages. Gelatin silver prints. Estimate EUR 5,000 – 7,000

Germaine Krull

"Dorothea Albu. Kostümentwurf: Lotte Pritzel“. Circa 1925. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. Estimate EUR 3,000 – 5,000