RESULTS - Photographs - South Kensington, 2 November 2011

The Photographs sale realised £527,775/ $843,912/ €612,747 and was 68% sold by lot and 76% sold by value. The top lot was Frozen Foods, 1977, dye-transfer print, dry-mounted on card, printed 1984, by Irving Penn (1917-2009) which realised £67,250/ $107,533/ €78,077.






Lots Sold: 124

Lots Offered: 182

Sold by Lot: 68%

Sold by £: 76%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.599/€1.161





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Irving Penn (1917-2009), Frozen Foods, 1977

dye-transfer print, dry-mounted on card, printed 1984

30,000 - 50,000



Hamilton’s Gallery, London


Nick Brandt (b. 1976), Elephant with exploding dust, Amboseli, 2004

8,000 - 12,000





Bill Brandt (1904-1983), Reclining Nude, 1957

5,000 - 7,000



UK Trade


Comment: Alexander Montague-Sparey, Head of Sale:

“Lively international bidding with a significant proportion of online participation using Christie’s LiveTM led to a very good result. Great interest was shown in all periods of photography through the mid-19th century to contemporary lots, with strong interest as ever for Irving Penn and Helmut Newton. The third offering of works from the Collection of the Late Normal Hall drew notable admiration and resulted in fierce competition and very good prices. We look forward to our three Paris sales which coincide with Paris Photo next week.”


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