On 10 and 11 November Sotheby’s Paris will present two photograph sales , the various-owners Photographs auction followed by a major European collection: Photographs from Atkins to Warhol. With works that span the history of the medium, the sales offer outstanding highlights from the 19th to the mid-20th century with estimates ranging from €3,000 to €200,000. Click ahead to see 10 of the highlights with estimates of €10,000 and under. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
The Photographs from Atkins to Warhol sale on Friday 11 November in Paris features more than 100 years of photographic images. This important European collection stretches from the beginnings of photography in the early 19th century to the pioneers of the 20th Century, highlighting the development of the medium over the years. The 79 lots offer a complete panorama of the history of photography, with major works from Europe and the US showcasing the experiments carried out by pioneers in the field. Click ahead to see highlights from the sale. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
Ahead of the photograph sales in Paris later this week, Sotheby’s invited jewellery designer and photograph collector Lorenz Baümer to a special Collector’s Choice event. In front of an invited audience of 150 guests, Lorenz Baümer joined Jonas Tebib, director of the Photographs department in Paris, in a conversation about his passion for collecting and his emotions when discovering photographs for the first time.
Photography is bigger than ever – now you’ll find an ever-increasing array of fairs, exhibitions, auction sales and study options, including the Sotheby's Institute of Art Master's degree elective modules on photography, all dedicated to the medium. If you’re a collector new to photography, however, deciding what to buy can be daunting. From editioning to provenance, here are five things to think about when buying photography as an investment.
NEW YORK - ”I don’t really think of myself as a photographer in the classic sense,” said Robert Heinecken. The artist, who got his start in the LA art scene of the 1960s, described himself as a “paraphotographer.” The Lessons in Posing Subjects series made in 1981-82 is Robert Heinecken’s incisive examination of implied meanings in contemporary visual culture. Heinecken mined images from commercial advertisements, pornography, and other mass-produced print sources, and then photographed the found images of men, women, and children with Polaroid SX-70 film. He wrote his own sophisticated, tongue-in-cheek text that accompanies each of the 41 plates of Lessons in Posing Subjects. Click ahead to see more. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
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