Vera Lutter - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | Phillips
  • Vera Lutter is one of the most innovative photographers currently documenting the constructed environment. Working with a massive room-sized pinhole camera, Lutter captures her subjects through exposures that can sometimes last days. Lutter herself remains inside the camera for much of this time, moderating and guiding the incoming light projected onto a single sheet of photographic paper, burning and dodging areas that need more or less exposure. The resulting images, each unique, monumental in scale, and reversed in tonal values, show us familiar urban terrain in a wholly new way.

    • Provenance

      Christie’s, Paris, 16 November 2013, lot 423


Rheinbraun X, August 30

Unique gelatin silver print.
95 1/2 x 55 1/8 in. (242.6 x 140 cm)
Overall 96 3/4 x 56 3/8 in. (245.7 x 143.2 cm)

Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Full Cataloguing

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $40,640

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs


Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 11 October 2023