RESULTS: Photobooks

Photobooks
South Kensington – Friday, 21 May 2010
Sale no: 5456 – Top Three
[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

Sold:

£353,438

$508,244

€405,393

Lots Sold: 98

Lots Offered: 136

Sold by Lot: 72%

Sold by £: 85%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.438  /  €1.147

 

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 Buyer

261

ROBERT FRANK

The Americans. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. New York: Grove Press, 1959 [but January 1960].

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THIS BOOK AT AUCTION

10,000-15,000

£43,250 $62,194
€49,608

US Trade

265

EMMET GOWIN

Concerning America and Alfred Stieglitz, and Myself. Richmond, Virginia: by the photographer, 1965.

18,000-25,000

£39,650 $57,017
€45,479

UK Trade

301

RICHARD PRINCE

Adult Comedy Action Drama. New York, Berlin, and Zurich: Scalo, 1995.

2,000-3,000

£15,000 $21,570
€17,205

US Trade

  

Comment: Sven Becker, Associate Director, Books and Manuscripts said:

“This auction of Photobooks comprised fabulous examples of some of the rarest and most prized titles in the field. Determined bidders chased many of the finest books to new record prices. The top lot by Robert Frank achieved a world record price for this book at auction; the title is now the most valuable mainstream edition published after the war.

I'm delighted to see continued and growing strength in this field, and look forward to our next auction of Fine Books and Manuscripts on 2 June.”

 

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