RESULTS | the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection

New York

the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection

 New York, 4 April 2013, Sale #2767

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

54 lots sold

Total: $7,654,125/£5,051,723/€5,893,676

    76% sold by lot

71 lots offered

£0.66= $1 / € 0.77=$1

 91% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

17

Man Ray (1890-1976), Untitled Rayograph, unique gelatin silver photogram,1922

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A PHOTOGRAPH BY THE ARTIST

250,000 - 350,000

$1,203,750

£794,475

€926,888

Anonymous

54

Paul Strand (1890-1976) , Akeley Motion Picture Camera, 2 gelatin silver prints, flush-mounted back-to-back, 1922

250,000 - 350,000

$783,750

£517,275

€603,488

Anonymous

56

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) , Untitled (Photogram), gelatin silver print, 1923-1925, printed 1929

200,000 - 300,000

$507,750

£335,115

€390,968

Anonymous

7

Edward Weston (1886-1958), Nude, palladium print, 1925

400,000 - 600,000

$483,750

£319,275

€372,488

European Private

35

Man Ray (1890-1976), Untitled, Cannes,
gelatin silver print, 1924

80,000 - 120,000

$387,750

£255,915

€298,568

Anonymous

10

Tina Modotti (1896-1942), Untitled (Texture and Shadow),

palladium print, 1924-1926

200,000 - 300,000

$363,750

£240,075

€280,088

Anonymous

22

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), From the Back Window -- "291",  platinum print, Summer 1914

300,000 - 500,000

$363,750

£240,075

€280,088

Anonymous

31

Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966), Vortograph (The Eagle), gelatin silver print, 1917 

200,000 - 300,000

$339,750

£224,235

€261,608

Anonymous

42

Man Ray (1890-1976), Monte Carlo Banknote (Marcel Duchamp), 1921, gelatin silver print on carte postale, printed 1930s

200,000 - 300,000

$243,750

£160,875

€187,688

US Private

28

Man Ray (1890-1976), Untitled,  gelatin silver print, 1921-1922

250,000 - 350,000

$219,750

£145,035

€169,208

European Private

             

 

Deborah Bell, VP, Specialist Head of Photographs: “The success of the deLIGHTed eye collection is demonstrative of the value of focused and passionate collecting. It shows the demand that exists within the global marketplace for prime examples of modernist photography. We are honored to have been able to offer this historic collection and were pleased to have set 10 world auction records, including those for Francis Bruguière, Georg Muche and Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack.  Additionally, Man Ray's Untitled Rayograph, 1922, achieved $1.2 million, against its estimate of $250,000 - $350,000, setting a new world auction record for a photograph by the artist.”

PRESS CONTACT: Rebecca Riegelhaupt  | +1 212 636 2680| rriegelhaupt@christies.com

Next Sale: New York, 5 April 2013, Photographs

London, 15 May 2013, Photographs

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

 

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