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High-Carat Auction

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More than 230 works of modern and contemporary photography will be offered for sale at Grisebach in Berlin. June 1, 2016, 5 pm.

Vintage prints are rare on the auction market by such artists as Gertrud Arndt, Edward Steichen, André Kertész and Iwao Yamawaki. Gertrud Arndt’s innovative 1930 “Negativ-Portrait Wera Meyer-Waldeck” where the artist utilized the negative copy technique is considered one of the “classics” of Bauhaus photography (€ 10,000/15,000).

While Edward Steichen’s 1921 study of a sunflower emanates the artist’s hallmark precision and focused lighting (€ 20,000/30,000), the Hungarian photographer André Kertész, on his forays into Paris, captured the unusual moments and chance encounters of daily life such as in this 1929 photograph of dismounted wooden carousel horses (€ 20,000/25,000).

“Konvolut für Bernd Lohse” is a unique arrangement of main works by Peter Keetman, selected by the artist and presented as a gift to the picture editor and publisher, Bernd Lohse, in the 1970s (€ 45,000/55,000). Other vintages offered in the auction include works by Erwin Blumenfeld, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Tata Ronkholz, Otto Steinert, Josef Sudek and Fred Zinnemann, among others.

Among the highlights of the contemporary photography auction are four works by Peter Beard, one is a portrait of Andy Warhol with colour and collage additions (€ 50,000/70,000), another one an over-size print of the “Large Tusker” (€ 20,000/30,000). Other top lots are two Diasec works by Thomas Ruff.

Please find more info on the auction at Grisebach GmbH

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