This May in London, Sotheby's Photographs auction showcases some of the most celebrated names in photography from the 20th and 21st centuries. Coinciding with the international photography fair, Photo London, the auction offers the chance for established and first-time collectors to acquire works by some of the most renowned photographers.
The sale is comprised of images which explore a fresh and diverse variety of themes ranging from Nobuyoshi Araki’s provocative subject manner in Grand Diary of a Photo Maniac, to Irving Penn’s portraits documenting dying occupations in Small Trades, and stunning prints such as Woman Walking on Sidewalk, by colour photography pioneer, William Eggleston.
Another highlight and the top lot of our sale is Avedon/Paris by Richard Avedon, a portfolio of eleven images showcasing his pioneering execution, elevating fashion photography into a fine art standpoint. Other important highlights include works by Peter Beard, Helena Almeida, Andres Serrano, Diane Arbus and Helmut Newton.
Join us on Sunday 13 May for Photographer Antony Cairns in conversation with Journalist Tom Seymour. Please click here for tickets.