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From 18 June to 4 July 2021: Timed Auction “Photography Online Only“

 

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 Eadweard 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 in Autumn 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.

Selected results

from our auction on 9 June 2021

Lot 2056

Thomas Struth

“West 44th Street New York”. 1978. Gelatin silver print, 1987. Agfa paper. 38 × 53 cm (41 × 56.3 cm). Sold for 30,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2006

David Hockney

John St. Clair Swimming, April. 1972. C-print, 1976. Kodak paper. 18 × 23.8 cm (20.8 × 27 cm). Sold for 14,375 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2018

Otto Steinert

“Luminogramm II” (Lights on the Place de la Concorde, Paris). 1952. Vintage. Gelatin silver print. Negative print. Agfa Brovira paper. 27 × 39.2 cm (30.1 × 40 cm). Sold for 21,250 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2017

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

Lot 2023

Otto Steinert

Playful dot. 1948. Vintage. Gelatin silver print of a photogram. 39.5 × 30.3 cm. Sold for 22,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2086

Sarah Moon

Sasha for New York Times. 1995. Pigment print. Unique work. 47.9 × 36.6 cm (49.8 × 39.8 cm). Sold for 11,875 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 2003

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

Lot 2082

Richard Oelze

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

Lot 2069

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

Lot 2016

Sebastião Salgado

”Brasil”. Gold Mine, Serra Pelada. 1986. Gelatin silver print, 2020. 82 × 53.9 cm (89.5 × 59.8 cm). Sold for 18,750 EUR (incl. premium)