Kris Scholz – Marks and Traces

Kris Scholz – #37,  Rabat 1989

From ‘Marks and Traces’ Series

Photography – Size 63×47″

Price on request to mail@omc-llc.com

New Images by Florian Beckers

Please check out the intriguing new work by contemporary photo artist Florian Beckers, Dusseldorf, Germany! Each image now available in a limited edition of 10 prints, only. For more details contact us at mail@omc-llc.com

Blue Heart – William K. Greiner

The image belongs to a series of photographs taken on south Louisiana graveyards by American photographer William K. Greiner *1957 and is published in the book “The Reposed” by Louisiana State Univ Pr; First Edition  (October 1, 1999).

Rolf Goellnitz

 

Print is available for sale. Print size ~40x50cm (16×20″) Identification on the back side:

Pavel Odvody – It’s only the shade that describes the light.

New work by Pavel Odvody  at “The OMC Gallery”. Check this link

 

OPEN – THE BOX

When WW II ended 70 years ago, many dark “secrets’ surfaced and were eventually forgotten again. In his new project “The Box”, Austrian Designer and Photographer Gregor Sailer approaches one of them and shares the result in a remarkable documentary:

TheBoxProject_GregorSailer_en

Checking out Photo LA Today

Visiting the 24th edition of an oldie, but often goodie in Los Angeles, the photo la 2015. Especially happy to meet Alan Griffiths again, photo enthusiast , owner of luminous-lint and one of the world’s biggest supporters/ communicators of and about photo history!!!

Check it out and enjoy your weekend!

Rolf Goellnitz

 

 

Hammer Prices in New York

Sales of photographs are attracting an ever-growing population of collectors and the rise in demand was reflected in last year’s auction prices with twelve 7-digit results, a general price index up 25% and an auction turnover ten times higher than 10 years ago.
In New York at the beginning of April, Phillips, Sotheby’s and Christie’s were offering several hundred photographs with estimated prices ranging from $800 to $500,000. The sales took place on April 1 at Phillips, April 1 (evening sale) & 2 at Sotheby’s, and April 3 at Christie’s. Here are some of the results:

Top Bid at Christie’s was:

©Irving Penn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRVING PENN (1917-2009) 
Frozen Foods, New York, 1977
dye-transfer print, printed 1984
 signed, initialed, titled, dated, notation ‘14696’ in ink, Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp and stamped ‘signed prints of this photograph not exceeding 33’ (on the reverse of the mount)
image/sheet: 23 3/8 x 18¼in. (59.5 x 46.4cm.)
mount: 26 x 21in. (66.1 x 53.4cm.)
Estimated $60,000 – $80,000 it realized $198,000
Six of the Top Ten lots were Irving Penn photographs out of which four sold for an 6-digit amount. One of four photographs by Richard Avedon was also sold for a price of this category.

©Richard Avedon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
 Nastassja Kinski and the Serpent, Los Angeles, California, June 14, 1981 
gelatin silver print
 signed and numbered ’51/200′ in pencil (on the mat)
image/sheet: 28 x 42in. (72.2 x 109cm.) Estimated at $70,000 to $90,000 realized $137,000  which was $18,000 less than another print of the edition had realized two days before at PHILLIPS.

The cheapest Lot was sold for $938 despite an estimate of $3,000 to $5,000 and created

by 
DANNY LYON

©Danny Lyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Turnover at Christie’s $4,230.000

The two top lots out of the ~ $4,000.000 result at Sotheby’s were:
©Alfred Stieglitz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864-1946) Georgia O’Keeffe – Nude Study, Palladium print, mounted to board, 1918-19 Size 9 1/2  by 7 5/8 in. (24.13 by 19 cm.) Estimated at $300,000 to $500,000 the lot realized $365,000

and

©Man Ray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man Ray (1890-1976),’Champs Delicieux: Album des Photographies,Paris 1922, an edition of 40 numbered copies), a volume containing 12 tipped-in photographs of rayographs by Man Ray, with a printed 3-page preface by Tristan Tzara and colophon signed and numbered ’34’ by the photographer in ink.  Folio, original red wrappers with yellow printed label
The photographs approximately 8 3/4  by 6 3/4 in. (22.2 by 17.2 cm.)
Estimated at 250,000 — 350,000 it brought $281,000 including Buyer’s Premium.

The least expensive deals of the day were photographs by Berenice Abbott. Three of his images offered for $5,000 to $7,000 each, all changed hands for $3,750 each including Buyer’s Premium.
Here  is one of them:

©Berenice Abbott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BERENICE ABBOTT (1898-1991)’Sumner Healey Antique Shop’, numbered ‘170’ in the negative, the photographer’s Federal Art Project ‘Changing New York’ and caption stamps, with title, date, and annotations in colored pencil, on the reverse, 1936 (Yochelson, Middle East Side, pl. 33) Size 9 1/2  by 7 1/2  in. (24.1 by 19.1 cm.)

At PHILLIPS,  April 1, around Lunch Time Auctions (10AM and 2PM) offering 271 modern and contemporary lots, we saw

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO (1948)

©Hiroshi Sugimoto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Music Lesson, 1999, Pigment Print 53 1/8 x 41 3/4 in. Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 5/5 on an artist’s label affixed to the reverse of the frame. Estimated at $200,000 to $250,000 with a result of $629,000 in front.

Followed by fellow country man
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI (1940), ‘From Close to Range’,1991
©Nobuyoshi Araki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Gelatin silver print diptych, printed 2008. Each 49 x 39 7/8 in. Overall 52 1/2 x 86 in. (133.4 x 218.4 cm) Right panel signed in pencil on the verso; signed, dated in pencil, printed credit, title and date on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work. Estimated at $80,000 to $120,000 it had generated $191,000 when it changed hands.

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