Magnifier

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).

We are looking forward to our Summer Auctions and works by Edward Muybridge to Man Ray, from Lee Friedlander to Lewis Baltz and many others!

20 Years of Photography

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Auction and Consignments

Our next auction will take place on 9th June 2021. 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 Summer Auction 2021

9 June 2021

Nobuyoshi Araki

From the series “Kinbaku Raisan”. 2008. 2 Gelatin silver prints, each with acrylic paint, collage. Diptych. Unique work. 101.3 × 60.7 cm. EUR 10,000–12,000

Vivian Maier

New York Public Library, New York. Circa 1952. Posthumous gelatin silver print of the estate, 2011. 30.8 × 30.6 cm (50.5 × 40.5 cm). EUR 2,500-3,500

Lewis Baltz

Piazza Pugliese #2, from the series “Generic Night Cities”, 1988–2000. 1991. Dye destruction print, Lightbox, 2008/10. 137 × 66 cm. EUR 30,000-40,000

Sebastião Salgado

“Argentina”. Southern Right Whale, Valdés Peninsula. 2005. Gelatin silver print, 2020. 36.8 × 51 cm (49.7 × 60 cm). EUR 10,000-15,000

Man Ray

Rayograph. 1922. Gelatin silver print from original negative by Johannes Schubert, 1963/67. Leonar paper. 29 × 21.8 cm. EUR 7,000–9,000

Sarah Moon

Fashion. Circa 1996. Pigment print. Unique work. 48.2 × 37 cm (49.9 × 39.8 cm). EUR 5,000–7,000

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Sanjūsangen-dō (Hall of Thirty-Three Bays), from the series “Sea of Buddha”. 1995. Gelatin silver print. 42.3 × 54.2 cm (47.4 × 59.2 cm). EUR 10,000-15,000

Larry Sultan

Practicing Golf Swing, from the series “Pictures from Home”, 1983–1992. 1986. C-print . 46.9 × 58.3 cm (47.5 × 59 cm). EUR 7,000–9,000

David Hockney

John St. Clair Swimming, April. 1972. C-print, 1976. Kodak paper. 18 × 23.8 cm (20.8 × 27 cm). EUR 1,200-1,600

Thomas Struth

“West 44th Street New York”. 1978. Gelatin silver print, 1987. Agfa paper. 38 × 53 cm (41 × 56.3 cm). EUR 20,000–25,000

Man Ray

Rayograph. 1924. Gelatin silver print from original negative by Johannes Schubert, 1963/67. Leonar paper. 27.8 × 21.6 cm. EUR 7,000–9,000

Chris Killip

“Rocker and a toad, Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth”. 1983. Gelatin silver print, 2007. 40.6 × 50.7 cm (50.3 × 60.3 cm). EUR 3,500–5,500

Richard Oelze

Doppelbildnis. Circa 1925. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. 14.1 × 9.8 cm (14.6 × 10.3 cm). EUR 3,000–5,000

Selected Works

William Eggleston

Untitled (Memphis, Tennessee), from the portfolio “10.D.70.V1”. 1973 Dye transfer print, 1996. 30.7 × 45.2 cm (39 × 49.1 cm). EUR 10,000–15,000