RESULTS: Photographs - London, 17 May 2011

The Photographs sale realised £1,169,075/ $1,896,240/ €1,335,084 and was 90% sold by value. The top lot was Hunting Cheetahs on the Tarn Desert, 1960-early 1990s, by Peter Beard (b. 1938) which






Lots Sold:  63

Lots Offered: 90

Sold by Lot: 70%

Sold by £: 90%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.622/  € 1.142





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Peter Beard (b. 1938), Hunting Cheetahs on the Tarn Desert, 1960-early 1990s


50,000 – 70,000





Desiree Dolron (b. 1963), Xteriors VII, 2004

30,000 – 50,000





Paul Outerbridge Jr.(1896-1958), Piano, 1924

30,000 – 40,000






Comment: Philippe Garner, International Head of Photographs and Alexander Montague-Sparey, Head of Sale: “A great result for a very high quality sale, with really strong competition for prime works from all eras of photography.  The top price was for a photo-collage by Peter Beard that set a new world record for the artist at auction. The £103,250 paid for a work from 2004 by Désirée Dolron, the £61,250 paid for the modernist composition by Paul Outerbridge, from 1924, and the £55,250 for Julia Margaret Cameron’s haunting allegorical portrait Cassiopeia, from 1866 – which was the 4th top lot of the sale – collectively underscored the breadth of the selection offered today and the depth of collector interest.”

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