The Photographs department at Phillips is a leader in the Photographs market with sales in New York and London distinguished by their balance of classic and contemporary works. In recent seasons, the Photographs Department has achieved strong results across all genres of the medium, including works by 20th-century masters such as Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Mapplethorpe and Horst P. Horst, as well as works by contemporary stars such as Peter Beard, Thomas Demand, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, Desiree Dolron, Thomas Struth and Edward Burtynsky. This range of material is further complemented by the recent sales of private collections including The Arc of Photography: A Private East Coast Collection; The Face of Modernism: A Private West Coast Collection; and Selections from The Thomas Walther Collection.
Among the Photographs department’s strengths is our ability to actively pursue and maintain solid relations with key figures in this sector of the market, from curators and collectors to advisors and dealers and as such, cater to today’s ever evolving collecting trends. This extensive network buttresses our position as a leader in the field, where we consistently produce the best selling percentages in the industry and set new world record prices for works across the Photographs spectrum. Our strong results each season attest not only to the market’s growth but also to Phillips' commitment to offering only the best works to our clientele.
The Photographs department is jointly based in New York and London with additional representatives in Chicago, Paris and Istanbul. Our auctions take place in New York in April and October and in London in May and November.
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Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Worldwide Director of Photographs
+ 1 212 940 1243
Head of Photographs London
+ 44 207 318 4092