Photographs

The Photographs department at Christie’s leads the market with strong results for iconic works that span the entire history of the medium, from the 19th century, through Pictorialism, into Modernism, Post-War and contemporary photography. We offer an abundance of classic works in our forthcoming sale season with major auctions in New York, London and Paris, including a series of online sales of property from The Museum of Modern Art.

Over the years, we have offered the most noteworthy private collections, including Visionairies: Photographs from the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Collection; Portrait of a Collector: The John M. Bransten Collection of Photographs; Modern Visions: Exceptional Photographs; Photographs By Ansel Adams from a California Collection and Important Photographs from the Collection of Donald and Alice Lappé to name a few.

Our international team of specialists provide collectors opportunities to bid on works in live and online auctions by the most celebrated names in the field, for many of whom Christie’s holds the world auction record. Among them are Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Man Ray, William Eggleston, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugène Atget, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon.

As the market leader in this category, Christie’s is committed to sourcing and selling the finest works of art with exceptional provenance to both private collectors and institutions, whether at auction or through Private Sales. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free and confidential valuation or to discuss buying and selling with Christie’s.