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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.

20 Years of Photography

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Auction and Consignments

Our next auctions take place from 2nd to 4th 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.

Results of our Summer Auctions 2020

9th and 10th July 2020

Lot 19

Peter Beard

Elephant and Kilimanjaro. 1984/2005. Gelatin silver print with collage of photographs and paper. Unique work. 40.5 x 60.5 cm. Sold for 150,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2172

Imogen Cunningham

Magnolia Blossom. 1925. Later gelatin silver print by the Imogen Cunningham Trust. 24.5 x 31.7 cm. Sold for 3,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2159

Helmut Newton

Paloma Picasso in dress by Karl Lagerfeld, Paris. 1978. Gelatin silver print, 1978. 41.4 x 27.8 cm. Sold for 3,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2029

Germaine Krull

“Dorothea Albu. Kostümentwurf: Lotte Pritzel”. Circa 1925. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. 19.7 x 11.7 cm. Sold for 8,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2072

Mark Seliger

“Keith Richards, New York”. 2011. Gelatin silver print, 2018. 153 × 115 cm. Sold for 18,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2174

Karl Blossfeldt

Selection. 1915/25. 24 gelatin silver prints from original negatives, 1988–1990. Each Agfa paper. Sold for 46,250 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2083

Werner Mantz

House of the Cologne Newspaper at the international press exhibition 'Pressa' at night, Cologne. 1928. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. Sold for 47,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2165

Otto Steinert

"Aggression II“. 1966. Gelatin silver print. Photomontage. Negative print. 56,2 × 50 cm. Sold for 32,500 EUR (incl. premium)