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View the results of our Timed Auction "The Tie in Photography – Stefan Thull Collection" from 23 September to 3 October 2021

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.

The following year 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).

In 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 auction "The Art of Photography – A New York Collection" will take place on 1st December 2021. 

Selected Highlights

from our auction on 1st December 2021

Helmut Newton

“'Sie Kommen' (Dressed) Paris” / “'Sie Kommen' (Naked) Paris”. 1981 2 gelatin silver prints, circa 1988. 47.9 × 47.5 cm (60.7 × 50.5 cm) and 46.8 × 47.5 cm (60.2 × 50.4 cm). EUR 150,000–200,000

Richard Avedon

Dovima with Elephants. Evening Dress by Dior. Cirque d'Hiver, Paris. August. 1955. Gelatin silver print, before 1964. 49 × 36.2 cm. EUR 100,000–150,000

Albert Renger-Patzsch

“Das Bäumchen”. 1929. Vintage or early gelatin silver print. Agfa Brovira paper. 38.3 × 27.8 cm. EUR 60,000–80,000

Rudolf Koppitz

Bewegungsstudie. 1925. Vintage. Multiple bromoil transfer print in brownn. 38.4 × 29.5 cm (49.8 × 43.1 cm). EUR 100,000–150,000

Man Ray

Rayographie. 1922. Gelatin silver print from original negative by Johannes Schubert, 1963. Leonar paper. 29 × 21.3 cm. EUR 10,000–15,000

Robert Frank

Bar - Gallup, New Mexico. 1955. Gelatin silver print, 1986. 36.9 × 24.2 cm (40.3 × 30.3 cm). EUR 30,000–50,000

Saul Leiter

Taxi. 1957. Later C-print. Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper. 22.8 × 34.3 cm (27.8 × 35.7 cm). EUR 6,000–8,000

František Drtikol

Komposition. 1929. Vintage. Pigment print. 28 × 22.3 cm. EUR 40,000–60,000

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Playground in Madrid, Spain. 1933. Gelatin silver print, 1959. 17.2 × 25.1 cm. EUR 15,000–20.,000

Robert Frank

“Elisabethville, S.C.“ [sic], Courthouse Square, Elizabethville, North Carolina. 1955. Gelatin silver print, 1970s. 30.6 × 20.3 cm (35.4 × 27.7 cm). EUR 15,000–20,000

Massimo Vitali

“Rosignano Solvay Sea 3“. 1998. C-Print, 1999. 120 × 152.5 cm (151 × 183 cm). EUR 14,000–16,000