Posts Tagged ‘photo auction’

Notable: The 2017 Photo Review Benefit Auction After-Sale

In Auction on November 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

George Krause: Mummer, 1971/2017, archival pigment print, signed recto, image size: 15″x10″, sheet size: 17″x12″ ($1,000–$2,000) Image courtesy of The photo Review

The Photo Review is currently holding an auction after-sale that you don’t want to miss this holiday season. This is a unique opportunity for beginning and experienced collectors alike to bid on works by renowned artists such as Berenice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Édouard Baldus, Ilse Bing, Curtis, Frantisek Drtikol, Maxime Du Camp, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, and Lisette Model among many others. 

The Photo Review Benefit Auction did very well this year. But as always some lots did not meet their minimum reserves and were bought in. So once again we are having a sealed bid auction of unsold lots from this year’s auction.

Absentee bidding closes at 5 p.m. EST on December 10, 2017.

Please be sure to review the 2017 Auction After-Sale Rules for important information about the sale.

We will also honor our “End This Auction” feature through the closing date: bid the high estimate and the auction ends immediately and the lot is yours.

Thank you again for your support.

With best wishes for the holiday season,


Stephen Perloff


For the auction catalogue and bidding instructions visit The Photo Review




Preview: The Photo Review 2015 Benefit Auction

In Auction, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector on October 26, 2015 at 6:19 pm


As with any field of art these days, sometimes an organization can really benefit from a little bit of help. The Photo Review is no exception, and that’s why they have their annual auction coming up on November 7th at 7pm.

The Photo Review is a critical journal of national scope and international readership. Publishing since 1976, the Photo Review covers photography events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for the Mid-Atlantic region. With incisive reviews, exciting portfolios, lively interviews, the latest in books and exhibitions, The Photo Review quarterly journal has earned a reputation as one of the best serious photography publications being produced today. Our writers — including A.D. Coleman, Stephen Perloff, Shelley Rice, Peter Hay Halpert, Barbara L. Michaels, Jean Dykstra, and Mark Power — have weighed in on subjects as varied as the posthumous publication of work by Diane Arbus, women in photography, the growth of digital media, the historical movement from Pictorialism into Modernism, etc., etc. In his ongoing series, “The Censorship Diaries,” Editor Stephen Perloff was in the forefront in covering the controversy over funding for the NEA and censorship of the arts.

The Photo Review has earned a reputation for lucid and incisive writing aimed at an intelligent and informed audience, but free of the cant and jargon that infects much contemporary writing about art. Thus, both arts publications and the popular press have looked to us for interpretations of what’s happening on the photography scene. Articles have been reprinted in such publications as Afterimage, To, Photography in New York, American Photo, and others.

Editor Stephen Perloff, a respected writer, educator and photographer, has been interviewed for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Bucks County Courier Times, and Art Matters. He has received two critic’s fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

For those who live in the Philadelphia area or will be nearby at the time of the auction, the Photo Review has lined up a spectacular array of works from classic and modern photographers located near and far away. A broad range of 19th-century and vernacular photographs will be available as well.

Concurrent with the live auction will be a silent auction, where people will be able to acquire everything from photography equipment to restaurant meals.

The preview for the auction will start on Friday, November 6th (11-6pm) and end just prior to the start of the auction the next day.

For More Information: The Photo Review

Notable: 2012 Photo Review Auction, Philadelphia

In Auction, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector on October 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm


Chris Earnshaw: Andy Warhol, 1975/2012, archival pigment print on antique paper, waxed, signed recto, 14"x11" ($800-$1,200) will be offered in The Photo Review Benefit Auction. 

Tomorrow is the big event. Check it out in person or online. A great opportunity to see good prints and make a fair bid.

On Saturday, October 27 at 4 PM, The Photo Review will hold its 2012 Benefit Auction at Freeman’s Auctioneers at 1808 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.

The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Werner Bischof, Karl Blossfeldt, Édouard Boubat, Cornell Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward S. Curtis, Robert Doisneau, Godfrey Frankel, Hans Hajek-Halke, Gertrude Käsebier, Willy Kessels, Heinrich Kühn, Clarence John Laughlin, Russell Lee, Constantine Manos, Leonard Misonne, Barbara Morgan, Herb Ritts, Arthur Rothstein, Giorgio Sommer, and Jack Welpott.

A preview will be held at Freeman’s on Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., just prior to the auction.

A fully illustrated catalogue is available for $12 from The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047.

For more information: Photo Review

Notable: Strength In The Photography Market

In Article, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector on November 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm


Richard Avedon’s "Dovima with Elephants"

An article catching the action in the auction market worth reading in today’s Financial Times:

When a photograph sells at auction for $1m, the market can surely be considered healthy. The oversize print of Richard Avedon’s "Dovima with Elephants", which made €841,000 ($1.12m) at Christie’s in Paris last Saturday, was just one of 13 prints in that sale to achieve more than €100,000 (all prices quoted include premium). And the event achieved the still-rare accolade of being a "white-glove sale", one in which every lot finds a buyer.

A couple of tendencies to note: the Avedon image (a 1955 fashion shoot displaying a Dior dress, and now bought by Dior) echoes a strengthening market for pictures from the magazine world. Philippe Garner of Christie’s has nurtured the Gert Elfering collection, over several sales and several years, for example, which has resulted in something above $10m in sales. The most recent auction in the series, this summer, sold 67 prints by the late Jean-Loup Sieff, a magazine photographer if ever there was one, hitherto barely noticed by the market.

Read the full article at: Financial Times

Notable: Auction Houses Versus Autumn Art Fairs

In Article, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector on October 10, 2010 at 5:59 am


Andrew McAttee, Spin, 2010

You should read this article on auction houses encroaching once again on dealer’s turf (in London) …

Can anything stop the relentless drive to dominance by the auction houses in the world of fine art and antiques? In recent years the main response by their rivals, the dealers, has been to pool their strengths at fairs, offering a collective array of artefacts to tempt customers.
Now the auction houses have muscled in here. On October 15-18, to coincide with Frieze – London’s most successful dealer fair – Christie’s is throwing open its South Kensington rooms to host Multiplied, a new fair mainly devoted to prints but also including contemporary art editions of photographs, videos and sculptures.

Christie’s head of prints, Richard Lloyd, got the idea from the Editions and Artists Book Fair in New York last winter.
"I was struck by the energy of the participants. There were young dealers, publishers, collectors and artists creating a buzz, and on many of the works the ink was scarcely dry."

For more on this article: Collecting in the FT

Preview: Three City Online Photograph Auction, May 19th, Bloomsbury Auctions

In Article, Auction, Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on May 18, 2010 at 8:42 am

Robert Mapplethorpe “Patti Smith Series”

Tomorrow is a great opportunity to buy or watch the action online as great photographs are offered online that are currently being shown in NYC, London and Rome by Bloomsbury Auctions.

Images listed in the 200 page PDF Catalog include American modern, contemporary, vintage master and European greats. Kertesz, Weston, Orkin, Callahan, Winogrand, Klein, Lyon and many others are available now for online viewing … and tomorrow for owning.

You may choose to bid in the auction online through either http://www.thesaleroom.
com or All online bids are subject both to
the conditions of Sale and Business and to the Bidder user’s terms and
conditions available on our Website.We encourage you to read both carefully.We
offer this free service as a courtesy, and do not accept liability for any errors or
failures in the execution of any online bids, nor for any failures of technology on
either your part, the internet or our part.

Auction overview, catalog PDF and “3D View” available here: Bloomsbury Auctions

Background on Bloomsbury Auctions and the “Middle Market for Art” : FT Article

Noteworthy: Photography’s Unsung Pioneers

In Article, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm

“Schoolboys,” 1952, by Ilse Bing.

Take quick note of a good article on some recent auctioned photographers’ work highlighted in the New York Times :

PARIS — Some of the most interesting photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries picked up their craft by accident and the impact that their sophisticated background had on their work remains unsung to this day. Two auctions held at Drouot at the end of the 2009 season highlighted this little known facet of Western cultural history.

Of special note, in this article by Souren Melikian, is the story of the novice Beasley Greene who before his death at 24 had created an historic portfolio of photographs taken along the Nile.

The mastery of other early photographers is outlined, such as Ilse Bing with her “newly invented Leica” she acquired in 1929.

The variety of talent from these early days is re-discovered here.