Photographs

The 2017 Spring Season

With busy salerooms in New York, London and Paris, Christie’s team of international Photographs specialists conduct record-setting sales of works that span the history of the medium. Recognized in the Photographs industry for our depth of expertise, exceptional client care and market leadership, Christie’s stands unrivaled in the field, regularly setting world auction records for historical, mid-century and contemporary photographs. We invite you to explore our roster of international sales for 2017, which includes an exciting mix of live and online sales.

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Highlights

  • William Eggleston (B. 1939)

    Memphis (Tricycle), c. 1970
    dye-transfer print, printed 1980
    signed, date, number '13/20' in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp (on the verso)
    Price Realised
    $578,500

    World Auction Record for the Artist

  • Richard Avedon (1923-2004)

    Dovima with Elephants, 1955
    gelatin silver print, printed 1978
    Price Realised
    $1,151,108

    World Auction Record for the Artist










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  • Irving Penn (B. 1917)

    Cuzco Children, 1948
    platinum-palladium print, printed 1971
    signed, numbered '16/60' in pencil, typed 'Condé Nast' copyright credit reproduction label affixed and edition stamp (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    Price Realised
    $529,000

    World Auction Record for the Artist

  • Diane Arbus (1923-1971)

    Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C., 1962
    gelatin silver print, executed in 1962
    Price Realised
    $785,000

    World Auction Record for the Artist

  • Francesca Woodman (1958-1981)

    Self Portrait, 1979
    gelatin silver print, printed 1980
    signed and dated in pencil (on the verso)
    Price Realised
    $173,000

    World Auction Record for the Artist

  • Man Ray (1890-1976)

    Untitled Rayograph, 1922
    unique gelatin silver photogram
    signed in pencil (on the mount); annotation 'Original Man Ray 23' in ink (on the reverse of the mount)
    Price Realised
    $1,203,750

    World Auction Record for the Artist

  • Robert Frank (B. 1924)

    Trolley - New Orleans, 1955
    gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on Masonite
    Price Realised
    $663,750

    World Auction Record for the Artist

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004)

    Behind the Gare Saint Lazare, 1932
    gelatin silver print, printed in 1946
    Price Realised
    $596,583

    World Auction Record for the Artist

  • Peter Beard (B. 1938)

    Orphan Cheetah Triptych, 1968
    gelatin silver print triptych with ink, blood handwork, snakeskin and various collage elements, printed 2003
    signed and annotated extensively in ink (on the recto); signed in ink (on the verso)
    Price Realised
    $662,500

    World Auction Record for the Artist

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