Photographs / Christie's London - Friday 20 May 2016


8 King St, St. James
London SW1Y 6QT

Friday 20 May 2016 14.00


May 14, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 15, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 16, 9:00am - 4:30pm

May 17, 9:00am - 8:00pm

May 18, 9:00am - 4:30pm

May 19, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Online Catalogue

Christie’s is pleased to announce our auction, Photographs, to be held on May 20th in King Street, London. This sale presents classic, modern, and contemporary photographs, and coincides with the Photo-London Somerset House photography fair, underscoring London’s status as the prime European Spring-season venue for collectors and lovers of photographs.

Included are rare prints by Irving Penn and Robert Mapplethorpe as well as monumental works by Peter Beard, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Vera Lutter. Some of the most influential established contemporary artists – among them Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans – are represented alongside younger contemporaries making an impact in their field. These include Adam Broomberg & Olivier Chanarin, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, and Florian Maier-Aichen.

The photographs offered span the past century of the medium’s history, with estimates ranging from £1,000 to £300,000.

Highlighted lots are displayed at right.  For further information on these or any lots on offer, please contact:

Jude Hull

+44 (0)20 7389 2315