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Modern and Contemporary Photography

Specialists

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 auction takes place on 27 November 2019. We provide valuations for 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.

 

 

From our Autumn Auction 2019

Berlin, 27 November 2019

Lot 2130

Irving Penn

Portraits for Vogue. 1947. 4 Vintages. Gelatin silver contact prints. Each approx. 25.3 × 20.2 cm. Estimate EUR 10,000–15,000

Lot 2149

August Sander

Portraits from “Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts“. 1912-1932. 70 gelatin silver prints by Gunther Sander, 1961/63. Unique set of exhibition prints. Here: Pastry Cook, 1928. Estimate EUR 300,000-500,000

Lot 2015

Karl Blossfeldt

Astrantia major. 1915/25. Vintage. 29.8 x 23.7 cm. Estimate EUR 15,000–20,000

Lot 2184

William Henry Fox Talbot

Lacock Abbey. 1844. Vintage. Salt paper-contact print. 18.6 x 22.6 cm. Estimate EUR 5,000-7,000

Lot 2032

Julia Margaret Cameron

The Dream. 1869. Vintage. Albumen print. 30.4 x 24.2 cm. Estimate EUR 8,000-10,000

Lot 2091

Rudolf Koppitz

Set of Photo Postcards. 1911/36. 74 gelatin silver prints, 1936, Photo postcards. From 9.4 × 9.3 cm to 13 × 9.3 cm. Estimate EUR 8,000–10,000

Lot 2067

Comte Frédéric Flachéron

La Pyramide de Caius Cestius, Rome. 1852. Negative proof on waxed paper. 27.1 × 35.2 cm. Estimate EUR 3,000–4,000

Lot 2084

François Kollar

Les Pianos Gaveau, Paris. 1930. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. Photomontage. 27.9 × 21.8 cm . Estimate EUR 2,000–3,000

Lot 2101

Heinrich Kühn

Landscape with hikers (Mary Warner, Lotte, Walther, Edeltrude and Hans Kühn). 1912. Autochrome. Unique work. 9 × 12 cm. Estimate EUR 3,000–5,000

Lot 2155

Otto Steinert

"Zwei Masken“ (Two Masks). 1949. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. 40.7 × 30 cm. Estimate EUR 1,500–2,000

Lot 2124

Paul Outerbridge Jr.

"Christmas Tree Ornament, New York“. 1937. Vintage. Carbro-print. 34,5 × 28,8 cm. Estimate EUR 3,000–4,000.

Lot 2194

Edward Weston & Margrethe Mather

"The Marion Morgan Dancers“. 1920. Vintage. Platinum palladium print. 17,4 × 24,1 cm. Estimate EUR 6,000–8,000