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

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 Results

from our Timed Auction from 25 November to 4 December 2022

Lot 1593

Helmut Newton

Mord im Schwimmbad. 1975. 5 Vintages. C-prints. Each 8.9 × 13 cm Sold for 5,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 1475

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Fachwerkhäuser des Siegener Industriegebiets. 1959–1961. 6 Vintages. Gelatin silver prints. Photo Collage, circa 1965. 29.7 x 46.8 cm. Sold for 21,250 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 1571

Man Ray

Boulevard Edgar Quinet à minuit. 1924. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. 16.3 × 22.4 cm. Sold for 40,625 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 1580

Sarah Moon

Issey Miyake II. 1990. Gelatin silver print, toned, 1992. 41.7 × 34 cm (49.5 × 39.8 cm). Sold for 5,625 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 1565

Chris Levine

Lightness of Being. 200. 3D Lenticular Print, 2010. 67.5 × 47.5 cm. Sold for 25,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 1463

Bryan Adams

Sir Mick Jagger, Green Shirt, New York. 2008. Archival Pigment-Print, 2022. 141 × 105 cm. Sold for 12,250 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 1482

Sibylle Bergemann

Katharina Thalbach, Berlin 1974. Gelatin silver print, 1992. 37,6 × 25,1 cm (45,6 × 32,6 cm). Sold for 7,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 1496

Alfred Ehrhardt

Sand waves, from the series “Kurische Nehrung”. 1934/37. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. 49.6 x 34.7 cm. Sold for 3,625 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 1511

Trude Fleischmann

Study with glass sphere, Vienna. 1923. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. 23 x 16.8 cm. Sold for 4,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 1554

William Klein

Anne St. Marie + Cruiser, New York. 1962. Inkjet-Print, printed later. 104.5 × 73.2 cm. Sold for 5,625 EUR (incl. premium)