Kunsthaus Lempertz - International Auction - Photography

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  1. tmreeves

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    Having sold my work in a few local auctions, I have discovered the thrill that comes with monitoring these events. I will be following these pieces in the days to come to compare their final selling point to the estimate. If there are others that you feel are especially fascinating, please contribute your research for discussion.

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    Kunsthaus Lempertz has announced a series of auctions, photography, modern art & contemporary art occurring December 1st through the 3rd. Most notable are works by Guillermo Kahlo, Recuerdo de México y Chapultepec (est. 20 000 - 25 000€)[/URL], Otto Steinert's, Die Bäume vor meinem Fenster II (est. 12 000€), and August Sander, Cologne and the Siebengebirge (est. 18 000 - 22 000€). Works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Yousuf Karsh, Eadward Muybridge, and Janos Szasz will also appear.

    Among the most interesting pieces is a lifesized photogram of a woman on a bicycle, Floris M. Neusüss, Rene Burri's Ronchamp, and Heinz Hajek-Halke's, Night-time metropolis.

    The works of Nan Goldin, Pierre et Giles, Bernd and Hilla Becher are also appearing during the event along with many other deserving names.

    Catalogue (Photography) internationalauctioneers.com/#lot/list/3813/:q=
    Catalogue (Contemporary Art) artfact.com/catalog/searchLots.cfm?scp=c&catalogRef=9KBKLJUMPI
    Vencann article on the auction vencann.com/content/kunsthaus-lempertz-offers-history-photography-auction
    Artfact Catalogue Mirror (better readability than lampertz & notes in English) artfact.com/auction-catalog/photography-8biq7ro9d7
     
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    Y'all are pretty technical I guess, so I might have mis-categorized this thread. It didn't seem to fit in the "antiques & collectibles" forum, because that's a discussion of equipment, not art sale prices.

    Anyway, I was a little puzzled when I couldn't find the realized prices on the international auctioneer's website, and wrote them an email, to which they obligingly replied with sales data. Turn out the auction goes on until today. Should be ending right around now, really. Prices will be up on Monday.

    In the meantime, I checked out a few of the items. The featured works all rose in value. Kahlo's work sold for 27 600€, Sander's for 38 400€ (+92% est.), Steinert's for 25 800€ (+115% est.). Weegee's Murder in Hell's Kitchen rose in value by 86%, though The Critic sold at-cost.

    Although the data isn't up yet on Goldin's work, her work will also be present at the Van Ham auction, December 9th.