Photography auctions like the ones run by Sotheby’s, Christie’s, etc. present otherwise hard to see photographs. Clearly, I cannot afford to bid on any of the items, but seeing them is a useful learning experience.
The recent auction at Sotheby’s got remarkable results, perhaps a sign of increasing interest in photography as collectible art. The highest bid was for a collection by Timothy O’Sullivan and William Bell. The collection fetched $372,500. Following that was a photograph by Helmut Newton, Eiffel Tower, at $348,500. An Edward Weston photograph, Dunes – Oceano sold for $300,000.
In the gallery below, I will show samples from the auction to whet your appetite. But, if you want to see them all, you should visit the auction results at Sotheby’s for this event. The gallery below shows mainly the high-priced items as well as those I liked. There are plenty more in the collection at the auction site. It is worth your visit.