NEW YORK, NY.- The top lot across all three auctions was Richard Avedons (19232004), Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955 which realized $615,000; the second highest auction price achieved for this image by Avedon. Other stellar results were achieved for Edward Steichens (18791973) Loretta Young, Hollywood, August 1931 which realized $38,000 against an estimate of $10,000-15,000 and Irving Penns (19172009) Harlequin Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), NY, 1950 which realized $260,000.
The Face of the Century: Photographs from a Private Collection | 2 April 2019
Auction Total: $1,812,000 / 1,614,681 / £1,389,571
87% Sold by Lot / 82% Sold by Value
The top lots from The Face of the Century: Photographs from a Private Collection were two photographs by Helmut Newton (19202004), 'Self Portrait with Wife and Models', Paris, 1981 and 'Tied-Up Torso', Ramatuelle, 1980. Both works realized $100,000 greatly outperforming their estimates.
Photographs | 2 April 2019
Auction Total: $3,511,750 / 3,129,336 / £2,693,060
65% Sold by Lot 72% Sold by Value
The top lot of this afternoons Photographs auction was Alexander Rodchenkos (18911956) Lestnitsa (Steps), 1929 which realized $281,250. Other outstanding results were achieved for Paul Strands (18901976) The Family, Luzzara, Italy from The Collection of David and Susan Barron which realized $250,000, Diane Arbuss (19231971) A family on their lawn one Sunday in Westchester, N.Y. 1968 which realized $275,000 and Edward Westons (18861958) Nude on Sand, 1936 which outperformed its estimate of $70,000-90,000 and reached a total of $150,000. Richard Misrachs (B. 1949) Untitled #328-02, 2002 sold for $125,000, setting a new world auction record for the artist.