From 19 through 28 January 2024: Photography Online Only Auction

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

Our next online only auction will take place from 19 to 28 January 2024. 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 Timed Auction from 19 to 28 January 2024

Lot 1785

Sebastião Salgado

“Antarctica”. Iceberg between the Paulet Islands and the Shetland Islands. 2005. Gelatin silver print, 2023. 121 × 163 cm. EUR 30,000–40,000

Lot 1807

Michael Wesely

18.1.–25.1.1998, from the series “Tulpen”. 1996-98. C-Print. 62 × 48 cm. EUR 3,000-4,000

Lot 1708

René Burri

São Paulo, Brazil. 1960. Gelatin silver print, printed later. 29.4 × 43.7 cm. EUR 3,000-5,000

Lot 1730

Göran Gnaudschun

“Spuck”, from the project "Longe – 44 Leningrad", 1992-1996. C-Print. 1997. Kodak Professional Paper. 54 × 36 cm. EUR 1,800-2,200

Lot 1768

Ralph Mecke

“Toni Garrn, Paris”. 2009. Gelatin silver print, 2012. 47.6 × 47.5 cm. EUR 3,000-5,000

Lot 1732

Nan Goldin

“Stephen & Ulla in Richmond Park, London”. 2002. Dye Destruction Print. 65.3 × 97.5 cm. EUR 4,500-5,500

Lot 1779

Bettina Rheims

“7 Novembre - Paris”, from the series “Chambre Close”. 1991. C-Print. Kodak Professional paper. 35 × 34.9 cm. EUR 15,000–20,000

Lot 1754

Heinrich Kühn

Still life with fruit bowl. Circa 1909. Vintage. Multiple oil transfer print on watercolour paper with watermark 'Whatsman'. 29 × 38 cm. EUR 6,000–8,000

Lot 1725

Abe Frajndlich

“Roy Lichtenstein”. 1985. Dye Destruction Print. 38.2 × 38.2 cm. EUR 1,000-1,500