Our auction of Photogaphs totaled 5,547,188 USD. Man Ray's Lee Miller sold for more than triple the high estimate for an astounding 455,000 USD.
Sotheby’s 30 September Photographs auction includes work by many masters of the medium, and is especially strong in Modernist images from the 20th Century. Foremost among these are Alexander Rodchenko’s Steps, a complex study of rhythmic lines, light, and shadow from 1929, Imogen Cunningham’s dynamic Amphitheatre (Mills College), circa 1928, and Lewis Hine’s heroic Mechanic at Steam Pump in Electric Power House, of 1925. These photographs, as well as ones by Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, Peter Beard, El Lissitzky, Edward Steichen, Francesca Woodman, and many others, will be on view during our pre-auction exhibition in New York beginning 26 September.