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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.

We look forward with you to the summer and the next auction days!

20 Years of Photography

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Auction and Consignments

Our next auction takes place on 9th July 2020. 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 Summer Auction 2020

Lot 2129

Lillian Bassman

Modell Carmen Dell'Orefice, Jantzen shirt suit for Harper's Bazaar. 1959. Later gelatin silver print. 42 x 32.7 cm. Estimate EUR 4,500–5,500

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. Estimate EUR 100,000–150,000.

Lot 2141

Olaf Heine

“Godelieve A. with her daughter Clementine. Kigali, June 18, 2017”, from the series “Rwandan Daughters“. 2017. C-Print. Kodak-Endura-paper. 150 x 112 cm. Estimate EUR 10,000–15,000

Lot 2132

August Sander

Swains from the Westerwald. 1912. Gelatin silver print by Gerd Sander, 1990. One of 12 numbered prints. 25.9 x 20 cm. Estimate EUR 3,500–4,500

Lot 2172

Imogen Cunningham

Magnolia Blossom. 1925. Later gelatin silver print by the Imogen Cunningham Trust. 24.5 x 31.7 cm. Estimate EUR 5,000–7,000

Lot 2151

Frank Horvat

Givenchy Hat, for 'Jardin des Modes', Paris. 1958. Later platinum print on Arches paper. 35.2 x 51 cm. Estimate EUR 12,000–15,000

Lot 2159

Helmut Newton

Paloma Picasso in dress by Karl Lagerfeld, Paris. 1978. Gelatin silver print, 1978. 41.4 x 27.8 cm. Estimate EUR 3,000–4,000

Lot 2161

Weegee

Distortion (Charlie Chaplin). 1950/55. 2 Vintages. Gelatin silver prints. 19.3 x 15.2 cm and 17.7 x 16.7 cm. Estimate EUR 5,000–7,000

Lot 2029

Germaine Krull

“Dorothea Albu. Kostümentwurf: Lotte Pritzel”. Circa 1925. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. 19.7 x 11.7 cm. Estimate EUR 3,000–5,000

Lot 2072

Mark Seliger

“Keith Richards, New York”. 2011. Gelatin silver print, 2018. 153 × 115 cm. Estimate EUR 8,000–12,000