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Auction Info

Auction Name
Photographs
Auction Date
06/29/2021 - 06/29/2021
Sale Number
#20077
Total Lots
118
Sold Lots
72
Lots Sold
61.02%
Unsold Lots
46
Total Sales (EUR)
1,330,625.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
838,500.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (EUR)
1,212,500.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
1,387,000.00
High Estimate of All Lots (EUR)
2,004,000.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
66.40%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
16 BERND & HILLA BECHER (1931-2007 & 1934-2015)

Coal Bunkers, Frontal Views, 1968-1993

1968-1993 EUR 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 EUR 137,500.00
50 IRVING PENN (1917–2009)

Black and White Vogue Cover (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950

1950 EUR 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 EUR 118,750.00
13 HIROSHI SUGIMOTO (NÉ EN 1948)

Catherine Howard, 1999

1999 EUR 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 EUR 60,000.00
86 HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

'Tied up torso'', Ramatuelle, 1980

1980 EUR 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 EUR 56,250.00
110 NICK BRANDT (NÉ EN 1964)

Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007

2007 EUR 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 EUR 56,250.00
74 ROBERT ADAMS (NÉ EN 1937)

Longmont, Colorado, 1979

1979 EUR 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 EUR 50,000.00
89 HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

Portrait of Elsa Peretti as a Bunny, New York, 1975

1975 EUR 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 EUR 50,000.00
10 THOMAS RUFF (NÉ EN 1958)

Sterne, 8h 26m / -30°, 1989

1989 EUR 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 EUR 45,000.00
108 PETER BEARD (1938-2020)

Giraffes in Mirage on the Taru Desert, Kenya, June 1960

1960 EUR 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 EUR 40,000.00
107 IRVING PENN (1917-2009)

Iceland Poppy / Papaver Nudicaule, New York, 2006

2006 EUR 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 EUR 37,500.00
115 NICK BRANDT (NÉ EN 1964)

Lioness with Cub in Mouth, Amboseli, 2012

2012 EUR 22,000.00 - 28,000.00 EUR 31,250.00
11 HIROSHI SUGIMOTO (NÉ EN 1948)

Satellite City Towers, 2002

2002 EUR 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 EUR 27,500.00
31 RICHARD PRINCE (NÉ EN 1949)

Upstate, 1998

1998 EUR 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 EUR 25,000.00
12 HIROSHI SUGIMOTO (NÉ EN 1948)

Time Exposed, 1991

1991 EUR 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 EUR 23,750.00
25 ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)

Dollar Bill, 1987

1987 EUR 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 EUR 23,750.00
28 BRASSAÏ (1899-1984)

Le Roi Soleil, Paris, 1952

1952 EUR 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 EUR 23,750.00
95 ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)

Maryanne, 1988

1988 EUR 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 EUR 20,000.00
100 FRANCESCA WOODMAN (1958-1981)

Space2, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976

1976 EUR 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 EUR 20,000.00
51 HORST P. HORST (1906-1999)

Fashion & Easel, Reboux Hat, Cartier Jewels, Estrella Biossevain, NY, 1938

1938 EUR 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 EUR 18,750.00
83 MARIO TESTINO (NÉ EN 1954)

Tattoo, Los Angeles, VMAN, 2008

2008 EUR 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 EUR 18,750.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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