Christie’s Photographs department leads the market by featuring iconic works that span the entire history of the medium. With sales in New York, London and Paris, our international team of Specialists provide collectors opportunities to bid on photographs by the most celebrated names in the field, for many of whom Christie’s holds the world auction record. Among them are Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Man Ray, William Eggleston, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugène Atget, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon.
In addition to our live various-owners sales, we also offer important private collections, which over the years have included: Modern Visions: Exceptional Photographs; the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection; Photographs By Ansel Adams From A California Collection; Photographs by William Eggleston from the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman; and The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs. Complementing our live sales, our Photographs department also regularly holds online sales that offer a wide range in style, aesthetic and price point.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your options in buying and selling Photographs at auction or privately.