Photographs Auction

Monday March 30th 2020


Bonhams Photographs department holds two sales a year of fine photographs in New York. Spanning the history of photography, from the 19th century to the present day, these auctions include work by the well-established names in American and European photography as well as up-and-coming, contemporary practitioners. Bonhams offers collectors the opportunity to own images at the heart of our visual culture. Names highly sought after in the field include Ansel Adams, William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Gustave Le Grey, Diane Arbus, Sugimoto, Walker Evens, André Kertész, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Peter Beard, Edward Weston, Salgado Weegee, Andreas Gursky and many more.


Photographs Auction


Tuesday March 31st 2020

Christie’s New York is pleased to announce its day-long Photographs sale on March 31. The auction will include iconic property by significant 20th century photographers such as Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank and William Eggleston and contemporary artists including Hiroshi Sugimoto, Thomas Ruff and Wolfgang Tillmans.

The morning session will feature two photographs from Alfred Stieglitz’s deeply personal Equivalents series; Laura Gilpin’s celebrated Storm from La Bajada Hill, New Mexico; and a rare album of Polaroid prints by Ansel Adams. The afternoon session bridges classic and contemporary works, including a rare selection of post-war Japanese photographs. The remainder of the afternoon session spotlights a unique group of works by Peter Beard from The Collection of Richard L. Weisman.



© 2019 New York Photography Diary. All rights reserved. Background image: Ea Vasko Reflections of the Ever-Changing #32, 2010, digital c-print, diasec (matte); Video image: image by Instaberlinerin, artwork by Cecile Wesolowski, pictured Denia Kazakou/ Redd Gallery; Festival image by Vanessa Bouziges