Online-аукцион pictures brought Sotheby's $3 million
ARTinvestment.RU   09 апреля 2020

Photogram by Laszlo Moholy-Надя became the third cost result online-сезона for the auction house

last Friday, April 3, at the auction house Sotheby's ended a ten-day online-торги Photographs, which was presented to 199 lots more than a hundred authors — masters of photography of the last 150 years: from salted paper Nadar to digital prints David LaChapelle.

During the ten days of trading, which, according to the original plan, was to be held in the halls of the new-йоркского office of the auction house, has sold more than 60 % of the lots in a total amount of $2.99 million

Top-лотом auction was a rare, first introduced to the market photogram (an image obtained on the light-sensitive paper without the use of the camera), a famous representative of Hungarian modernist lászló Moholy-Надя, pushed for $524 thousand, This work became the most expensive photograph sold at the auction house this year that is, from the time when collectors scare not the coronavirus, but only "Brakcet".

the Head of photography Department, Sotheby's in new-Йорке Emily Berman noted that among the presented works "the sale of this work of Moholy-Надя is especially notable because it is the third value of the work sold at online-торгах Sotheby's this year. In the last few seasons we have seen significant market growth photos of European modernism, and the exceptional price photograms Moholy-Надя (one of the highest in auction history for the author's photography) is a striking example of the power of this market."

Berman also noted that more than half of the catalog is made up of photos submitted for auction new clients of the auction house: "Internet-площадка Sotheby's managed to attract not only new buyers, but new collectors wanting to sell part of his collection".

Sources: sothebys.com, artmarketmonitor.com



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