Sotheby’s: 10 Tips for Collecting Photography

Photography is an engaging and accessible collecting category. But before making a purchase, savvy collectors need to consider a few key points. Sotheby’s Photographs Department shares their top tips.

Seven Decades of Fashion Photography
Sotheby’s April 3rd Photographs auction includes work by many masters of the medium, and features a range of material from the 19th to 21st centuries. Leading the sale is Man Ray’s Rayograph, a striking unique photogram from 1924. Classic American photographs include an impressive mural-sized print of Ansel Adams’s Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point. Iconic fashion and portraiture are well-represented in works by Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and Robert Mapplethorpe. Significant contemporary offerings include works by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Désirée Dolron, Vera Lutter, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, among others. These photographs, as well as ones by Robert Adams, Robert Frank, and Diane Arbus, will be on view during our pre-auction exhibition in New York beginning March 29th.
On Sunday April 3rd, Session One will begin at 12:00 PM, immediately following the conclusion of the presale exhibition. Session Two will begin at 2:00 PM.
Unless otherwise stated in the lot description, the photograph is a gelatin silver print and is not offered as one of a limited edition.


03 April 2016 | New York

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