RESULTS: New York - Photographs from the Forbes Collection 20/21 Photographs Triple XXX: Photographs from the Collection of Don Sanders

Total: $6,104,375/£3,723,669/€4,822,456

New York

178 lots sold

Total: $6,104,375/£3,723,669/€4,822,456

70% sold by lot

262 lots offered

£0.61= $1 / €0.79=$1

N/A% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



Edward Weston (1886-1958) Natilus Shell, 1927, gelatin silver print.

300,000 - 500,000






Helmut Newton (1920-2004) 'Private Property, Suites I, II and III', 1984 the complete set of 45 gelatin silver prints.

250,000 - 350,000




European Anonymous


Helmut Newton (1920-2004), Bergstrom over Paris, 1976

chromogenic print flush-mounted on aluminum.

200,000 - 300,000




South American Private


Irving Penn (1917-2009), Harlequin Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), 1950, platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum.

200,000 - 300,000




European Anonymous


William Eggleston (B. 1939) Untitled (Memphis), 1970. Dye-transfer print, printed 1999.

200,000 - 300,000




US Trade


Irving Penn (1917-2009), Mermaid Dress (Rochas), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Paris, 1950, platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum.

80,000 - 120,000




European Anonymous


Irving Penn (1917-2009) Woman with Roses on her arm (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950. Platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed August-September 1977.

150,000 - 250,000




European Anonymous


Irving Penn (1917-2009) Black and White 'Vogue' Cover, (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950, gelatin silver print, printed 1984.

80,000 - 120,000




European Anonymous


Irving Penn (1917-2009), 2 Guedras, 1974, platinum-palladium print, flush-mounted on aluminum.

50,000 - 70,000




European Anonymous


Helmut Newton (1920-2004), Big Nudes, 1993, 5 gelatin silver prints, printed 1994.

50,000 - 70,000




US Private

Philippe Garner, Deputy Chairman and the sales’ auctioneer, remarked: “Three sessions, including two private collections, brought an exciting range of photographic masterpieces to the market, among them many works never seen before at auction.  The top prices were set by exceptional works from Edward Weston, Helmut Newton and Irving Penn.  Bidders competed from every corner of the globe with both private and institutional collectors in participation, demonstrating the strength and range of the market for photographs.”

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