CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK APRIL PHOTOGRAPHS WEEK TOTALS $11.2 MILLION First-Ever Auction Devoted to Horst P. Horst Realizes $2.5 Million. Spring 2007 Photographs Sales In New York Total $16.7 Million. Photographs at Christie’s New York
April 23-24, 2007
News-Antique.com - Apr 25,2007 - New York – Over the past two days, three important auctions of photographs were held at Christie’s New York, including two significant single-owner sales with dedicated individual catalogues, Horst: Photographs from the Collection of Gert Elfering and Modernist Photographs from a European Collection, and the various-owner Photographs sale. In their entirety, the sales totaled an impressive $11,176,200.
Coupled with the two Photographs sales held this February at the Rockefeller salerooms, which included the much-celebrated $4.3 million Photographs From The Estate Of Thomas T. Solley auction, the total for Christie’s Spring 2007 Photograph sales stands at $16,736,460. The presentation to the market of these five diverse auctions, with carefully-crafted and curated catalogues, illustrates Christie’s continued commitment to the further development and appreciation of the international photographs market.
Philippe Garner, International Head of Photographs, and Josh Holdeman, International Director, Photographs, say: “With over $11 million realized this week, and with $16.7 million in total sales in New York this year, Christie’s confirms its continued strength in this buoyant field. We are thrilled by the further expansion and depth of international photographs marketplace. We opened the week with a sale dedicated to Horst P. Horst and in the process set a new auction record for the artist and sold 50 lots for a total in excess of $2.5 million. During the course of the three sales, we were thrilled to have reset our own world record for Irving Penn, as well as a number of other masters, including Polidori and Siskind."
Horst – Photographs from the Collection of Gert Elfering
New York – April 23, 2007
[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]
Sold: $2,519,400 £1,259,700 €1,852,500 Sale No: 1944
Lots Sold: 50 Lots Offered: 54 Sold by Lot: 93% Sold by $: 98%
$:£ 2 $: €1.36
Lot Price Estimate Buyer
22 $288,000 £144,000 €211,765 $100,000-150,000 Anonymous
Horst P. Horst, Mainbocher Corset, Paris 1939, printed 1985-1995
WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST
28 $168,000 £84,000 €123,529 $80,000-120,000 Anonymous
Horst P. Horst, Lisa with Harp, 1940, printed 1985-1995.
19 $144,000 £72,000 €105,882 $60,000-80,000 Anonymous
Horst P. Horst, Classical Still Life, 1937, printed 1985-1995.