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 will take place on 1 June 2022. 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 Highlights

from our auction on 1 June 2022

Lot 2000

Garry Winogrand

Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1957. Gelatin silver print, 1984. 22 × 32.9 cm (28 × 35.3 cm). EUR 6,000–8,000

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). EUR 5,000–7,000

Lot 2029

Lee Friedlander

“NYC”. 1963. Later gelatin silver print. 21.5 × 32.4 cm (27.8 × 33.6 cm). EUR 8,000–10,000

Lot 2031

Bruce Davidson

From the series “Subway”. 1980. 4 C-prints, 2005. Each Fujicolor-Crystal-Archive paper. Each 50.8 × 76.2 cm. EUR 18,000–24,000

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). EUR 7,000–9,000

Lot 2054

Stephen Shore

“Castine, Maine”, July 18. 1974. C-print, contact print, 1978. Kodak paper. 20.2 × 25.3 cm (27.8 × 25.5 cm). EUR 2,000–3,000

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). EUR 3,000–5,000

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). EUR 3,000–4,000