07 June 2019

Artist | Icon | Inspiration: Women In Photography

Achieves Strong Prices for Lange, Weems, and Collier

 

New Auction Record Set for a Single Print by Carrie Mae Weems

 

New York, 7 June 2019

Sale Total: $985,250 / £773,421 / €870,074

Lots Sold: 76 | Lots Offered: 107

Sold by Lot: 71% | Sold by Value: 76%


 

 

Rachel Peart, Head of Sale, said, “Artist | Icon | Inspiration was a celebration of women’s enduring contributions to the field of photography, both through their roles in front of and behind the camera. We saw tremendous enthusiasm from bidders across the globe with participation on six continents, leading to a particularly impressive response for works by women photographers. Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California led the auction and it was wonderful to see such a strong response for Carrie Mae Weems’ Untitled (man smoking) from Kitchen Table Series, which nearly tripled its low estimate, setting a new record for a single print by the artist at $70,000. New records were also set for Graciela Iturbide, whose Mujer ángel, Desierto de Sonora, México sold for five times its low estimate, as well as Bob Adelman and David Montgomery. With this sale, we conclude our spring photographs auctions and look forward to the next sale in October.”

 

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

65

Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936

$70,000 - 90,000

$87,500

£68,688/€77,271

15

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (man smoking) from Kitchen Table Series, 1990

New Auction Record for a Single Print by the Artist

$25,000 - 35,000

$70,000

£54,950/€61,817

82

Anne Collier, Relevance, Supposition, Connection, Viewpoint, Evidence from Questions, 2011

New World Auction Record for the Artist

$50,000 - 60,000

$62,500

£49,063/€55,194

107

Ormond Gigli, Girls in the Windows, New York City, 1960

$25,000 - 35,000

$50,000

£39,250/€44,155

75

Sally Mann, Sunday Funnies, 1991

$12,000 - 18,000

$32,500

£20,410/€22,961

85

Alex Prager, Crystal from Polyester, 2007

$25,000 - 35,000

$32,500

£25,513/€28,701

76

Sally Mann, Jessie Bites, 1985

$20,000 - 30,000

$30,000

£23,550/€26,493

37

Vera Lutter,  745 Fifth Avenue, New York City: September 29, 1995

$20,000 - 30,000

$25,000

£19,625/€22,078

56

Lalla Essaydi, Bullet Revisited #3, 2012

$15,000 - 25,000

$23,750

£18,644/€20,974

2

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martine Franck, Paris, 1967

$8,000 - 12,000

$21,250

£16,681/€18,766

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

12

Graciela Iturbide, Mujer ángel, Desierto de Sonora, México (Angel Woman, Sonora Desert, Mexico), 1979

$4,000 - 6,000

$20,000

£15,700/€17,662

 

*previous record price: $15,000 set in 2019

15

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (man smoking) from Kitchen Table Series, 1990

New Auction Record for a Single Print by the Artist

$25,000 - 35,000

$70,000

£54,950/€61,817

 

*previous record price: $67,500 set in 2018

18

Bob Adelman, Rosa Parks, March on Washington, August, 1963

$4,000 - 6,000

$5,000

£3,925/€4,416

 

*previous record price: $1,000 set in 2015

21

David Montgomery, Queen Elizabeth with Corgis, 1967

$2,000 - 3,000

$6,250

£4,906/€5,519

 

*previous record price: $724 set in 2014

82

Anne Collier, Relevance, Supposition, Connection, Viewpoint, Evidence from Questions, 2011

$50,000 - 60,000

$62,500

£49,063/€55,194

 

*previous record price: $60,000 set in 2019

 

 

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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Prices Achieved include the buyer's premium and are reported net of applicable fees. 

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