01 November 2018

Photographs      

London, 1 November 2018

Sale Total: £1,281,875 / $1,649,901 / €1,450,185

Lots Sold: 82 | Lots Offered: 108           Sold by Lot: 76% | Sold by Value: 79%

Genevieve Janvrin and Yuka Yamaji, Co-Heads of Photographs, Europe, said: “An active room and a global audience participating online and by telephone responded positively to the wide range of material in our sale, resulting in strong prices for established artists such as Irving Penn, William Eggleston, and William Klein. Our exciting collaboration with Magnum Photos in this edition of ULTIMATE established world auction records for Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, Cristina de Middel, and Newsha Tavakolian. Following our spring 2018 offering of POLAROIDS from the Piero Bisazza Collection, we were especially pleased to once again achieve 100% sell-through rate for the final presentation from this collection.”

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

28

William Eggleston, Dust Bells Volume II, 1965-1974

£80,000 - 120,000

£93,750

$120,666/€106,059

26

Irving Penn, Coal Man, New York, 1951

£30,000 - 50,000

£80,000

$102,968/€90,504

25

Irving Penn, Rag and Bone Man, London, 1950

£30,000 - 50,000

£73,750

$94,924/€83,433

13

Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Windows, Ponte City, 2008-2010

World auction record for the artists

£60,000 - 80,000

£68,750

$88,488/€77,777

27

Irving Penn, Three Wines of France, New York, 1953

£50,000 - 70,000

£62,500

$80,444/€70,706

29

Desirée Dolron, Xteriors XII, 2001-2008

£40,000 - 60,000

£37,500

$48,266/€42,424

33

Pieter Hugo, Jatto with Mainasara, Ogere-Remo, Nigeria from The Hyena & Other Men, 2007

£25,000 - 35,000

£32,500

$41,831/€36,767

50

Nobuyoshi Araki, Colourscapes, 1991

£20,000 - 30,000

£32,500

$41,831/€36,767

15

Cristina De Middel, The Afronauts, 2012

World auction record for the artist

£30,000 - 50,000

£30,000

$38,613/€33,939

21

William Klein, Black traces + 4 yellow pastilles, 1952-1953

£25,000 - 35,000

£30,000

$38,613/€33,939

 

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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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