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What the Art Market has to say about MAN RAY (1890-1976)

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Flash News: From light on László Moholy-Nagy…to light shapes at the Tate [15 Jun 2018]

From light on László Moholy-Nagy… Nearly $570,000 paid for a photogram measuring 12.5 cm x 17.6 cm… An auction record for a photograph in Germany, hammered on May 30 last at Villa Grisebach in Berlin for a photo by László MOHOLY-NAGY (1895-1946) dating from the early 1920s. Designer, thinker, major figure of the avant-garde and […]

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November auctions [14 Nov 2017]

Collectors and art professionals consider the autumn a good period for high-end art sales and this has again been confirmed by the inclusion of some extremely rare masterpieces in sales during November in Paris and in New York. Works by Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol are headlining a number of […]

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Intense activity around Photography in Paris [07 Nov 2017]

Although Photography as an artistic medium has not been performing particularly well on the secondary market, it still attracts a large audience of enthusiasts and connoisseurs. This week, they all converge on Paris, the ephemeral capital of the genre, offering several international fairs, numerous exhibitions and a string of auction sales. The market for photographic […]

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Flash News: Cézanne at Gianadda – Petiet Collection – Man Ray [25 Aug 2017]

Cézanne at the Gianadda Foundation Paul CÉZANNE (1839-1906) seems to be a popular figure in the current exhibitions of European museums. No fewer than three exhibitions are examining different facets of his work: his portraits are on show at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, a collection of his drawings at the Kunstmuseum in Basel and […]

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Flash News: Carl Andre in Paris – The Czartoryski collection – Artaud’s archives [20 Jan 2017]

Only a few weeks left to see the Carl Andre exhibition in Paris. It is the first time that such a large selection of Carl ANDRE‘s work has left the United States to be exhibited in France: the Museum of Modern Art in Paris is hosting a major retrospective of the American artist until 12 […]

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Sale of Claude Berri’s collection… Part 1 announced [20 Sep 2016]

The art market news this autumn 2016 is dominated by sales of collections. These include works acquired by David Bowie, the presidential couple Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Daniel and Eliane Brollo and Prince Yusupov. There will also be a series of five sales to disperse the works of French film director and producer Claude Berri […]

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Mixed results at London’s first major sales of the year [09 Feb 2016]

Christie’s and Sotheby’s kicked off their 2016 London programmes with sales of Surrealist, Impressionist and Modern art on 2 and 3 February 2016.

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Man Ray. Unconcerned, but not indifferent [08 Sep 2015]

‘Unconcerned, but not indifferent’ (so reads his epitaph)… irreverent, poetic and inventive, Man Ray was the most “multi-media” artist of the international avant-garde. Living on both sides of the Atlantic, he revolutionised art in France and made a strong impression in American.

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The Top 10 photographers sold for USD 5,000–15,000 [07 May 2015]

Fridays are the Best! Every other Friday, Artprice offers you a themed auction ranking. Beyond record hammer prices, the leader of information on the Art Market reveals the list of the ten most sold artists in the USD 5,000-15,000 price range. This week, the Top 10 is focussed on photography.

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New York: capital of photography. [23 Sep 2014]

After its Asian week, the Big Apple is preparing for a week of photography sales with more than 1,400 lots being offered between late September and early October.For three days, the “classics” of the photography medium will

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Focus on Hans Bellmer [19 Aug 2014]

When Hitler came to power, the German artist Hans BELLMER (born March 13, 1902 in Katowice, [part of the then German Federal Empire] and died February 23, 1975 in Paris) engaged in a subversive process that aimed to undermine the myth of anatomical perfection extolled by the Third Reich. He dismembered the body of his doll and rebuilt it in incongruous combinations that evoked a feeling of “uncanny strangeness” described by Freud.

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Upcoming auctions of photographs [25 Mar 2014]

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.

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Flash News : Joseph Cornell – Francis Bacon – Gerrit van Honthorst [24 Jan 2014]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Joseph Cornell – Francis Bacon – Gerrit van Honthorst

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Photography: New York – Los Angeles – Paris [30 Apr 2013]

Photography fans had four days to choose between some 900 photographs, mostly modern, at the New York sales … A veritable marathon (2 – 6 April 2013).

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Photography – New York / London / Paris [19 Apr 2011]

A few days after the close of the AIPAD Photography Show New York, the city was preparing for another week of photo events including no less than five dedicated photography auctions between 6 and 9 April.

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Surrealist photography – convulsive beauty [27 Sep 2007]

Surrealist photography was officially born in 1924 with the movement Manifesto by André Breton. The thirst for new experiences which inspired the surrealist oeuvre sustained the exploration of the photographic medium in various forms. Man Ray’s solarization involving exposing the negative to light, Raoul Ubac’s brûlages, Pierre Molinier’s photomontages or André Kertész’s mirror effects are all examples of techniques which de-realise subjects and objects, giving them an element of mystery…Surrealist beauty is irrational and coincidental, marvellous and convulsive.

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Fashion photographers [12 Nov 2006]

To mark the opening of Paris Photo, a selection of works encapsulating the various facets of fashion photography will come under Thierry de Maigret’s hammer in an auction to be held at Drouot on 16 November.

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Surrealist photography market [30 Mar 2005]

“Begierde im Blick” (the Gaze of Desire) is the main theme of the major exhibition on surrealist photography held at the Kunsthalle, Hamburg running until 29 May 2005.An element of the surrealism movement since its beginnings in 1924, photography allowed to capture images and sensations taken from “real” life. For MAN RAY, Jacques-André BOIFFARD, Hans BELLMER, Manuel ÁLVAREZ BRAVO, Raoul UBAC, André KERTÉSZ, Herbert BAYER and Claude CAHUN, photography provided a way to present a surrealist vision of the world: an impossible reality.

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Testing times for photography [15 Oct 2003]

While few segments of the art market have escaped the current depression some are being especially hard hit. This is particularly true of photography. After riding the speculative wave of 1997-2001, prices have crashed since the start of the year. The crisis is all the more striking as it comes straight after a boom in the sector.

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2003 will be Surreal [22 Jan 2003]

After breathtaking price rises at the end of the nineties, can Surrealism still inspire dreams? With another outstanding auction at Christie’s due to take place on 3 February and André Breton’s personal collection coming up for sale in April, Artprice brings you an update of the latest market trends.

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Modern photography in the spotlight 22-23 October [09 Oct 2002]

On 22-23 October, Sotheby’s New York will be auctioning a selection of photographs from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Following on from the success of its last auction of photographs in April 2001, which generated sales of USD2.15m, Sotheby’s is hoping to raise over USD2m from the 212 lots.

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Photography takes the test of time: +8.1% in six months [06 Aug 2002]

In the mid-1990s, painting was the only segment of the art market that investors considered of speculative interest. But recently, with growing demand and a wave of artistic renewal, other creative formats have proved as, or more, lucrative than paintings.

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