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.

In Autumn 2019 we succeeded in placing another icon: August Sander's 70-part photo series “Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts" (People of the 20th century) was auctioned off for a phenomenal 949,000 EUR (300,000 EUR).

Last spring 2020, records were set with Werner Mantz' "Haus der Kölnischen Zeitung auf der Internationalen Presse-Ausstellung ‘Pressa’ bei Nacht, Köln“, for 47,500 EUR (4,000-6,000), but also with Otto Steinert's "Aggression II" from the year 1966 for 32,500 EUR (3,500-5,500).

20 Years of Photography

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Auction and Consignments

Our next auctions take place on 2nd to 4th of December, 2020. 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.

Highlights from our Autumn Auctions 2020

2 to 4 December 2020

Selected Works, lot 16

Peter Beard

„The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men“. 1966. Later gelatin silver print with collage, ink and blood. Unique work. 61 × 50 cm. EUR 80,000 – 100,000

Photography, lot 2121

Frank Worth

Portfolio MARILYN MONROE. 10 posthumous platinum prints, authorized by the from estate. From 42.2 x 42.5 cm to 53 x 42.5 cm (each 60.7 x 50.9 cm). EUR 10,000–15,000

Photography, lot 2141

Mitch Epstein

Flag. 2000. C-Print. 193 × 153 cm. EUR 25,000 – 30,000

Photography, lot 2170

Albert Renger-Patzsch

“Moorbach im Winter“. Circa 1928. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. 27.4 × 37.6 cm (29.8 × 39.8 cm). EUR 10,000–15,000

Selected Works, lot 23

Hugo Erfurth

Portrait Wassily Kandinsky. 1925. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. 17 × 11.5 cm. EUR 10,000–15,000

Photography, lot 2127

Diane Arbus

James Brown backstage at the Apollo Theater, N.Y.C. 1966. Later gelatin silver print by Neil Selkirk. Agfa paper. 38 x 37.5 cm (50.5 x 41 cm). EUR 5,000–7,000

Photography, lot 2037

Horst P. Horst

Echeveria Gibbiflora Crispa. 1945. Later gelatin silver print. Agfa paper. 36 × 37.6 cm (50.4 × 40.4 cm). EUR 5,000–7,000

Photography, lot 2026

Ormond Gigli

“Girls in the Windows, New York City“. 1960. C-print on silver paper. 75 × 74.5 cm (81 × 81 cm). EUR 12,000 – 18,000

Lot 2006

Studio Schmölz & Huth

Portfolio No. 4. 1959/63. 5 C-prints, 1984. Kodak paper. Unique work. Each approx. 24 × 30 cm (24,8 × 30,8 cm). EUR 8,000 – 12,000