The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, May 27, 2015


artnet Auctions - Recent Auction Results Show Strong Demand for Fine Art Photographs
Dali and His Muse Gala by Marc Lacroix.
NEW YORK, NY.- artnet Auctions sale of Icons: 20th-21st Century Photographic Portraits showed strength in the photographs market as the ten-day online photographs auction concluded June 25 with $135,000 in sales (including 10% buyer’s premium). The sale featured over 200 original fine art photographs of legends of fashion, film, music, politics, sports, arts and literature from Marilyn Monroe to Madonna.

Top Lots Sold
Screen stars led the sale with spirited bidding for photographs of Hollywood legends Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe. The top lot sold was a rare 1956 portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Yousuf Karsh. This exquisite portrait, which had never been offered at auction, realized an impressive $12,650. Photographs of screen siren Marilyn Monroe also commanded top prices. Five of the top ten lots sold were portraits of the actress taken by Bert Stern. Among them, the stunning chromogenic print Marilyn Monroe: From The Last Sitting, "I Beg of You" , 1962 fetched $1,650, more than double the low estimate. Other top lots included a 1931 gelatin silver print of Greta Garbo by Clarence Sinclair Bull, which sold for $1,842 against an estimate of $800-$1,000 and Marlene Dietrich, by George Hurrell, which realized $1,760 against an estimate of $1,000-$1,500.

Legendary Artists
There was also strong demand for portraits of artists including Salvador Dali, Frank Stella and Pablo Picasso. Two 1970 portraits of Salvador Dali by Marc Lacroix sparked frenzied bidding; Dali and His Muse, Gala realized $6,053, 400% above the low estimate and Dali’s Profile commanded $5,610, 370% above the low estimate.

Other top lots demonstrated the appeal of subjects ranging from astronauts to country music stars. A rare 1969 photograph of the NASA Apollo 11 Moonwalk by Neil Armstrong realized $3,750, 90% above the low estimate while Mark Seliger’s Johnny Cash, Hendersonville, Tennessee, 1992 sold for $3,025, 21% above the low estimate.

"The success of the sale points to the continued demand for high quality photographs at the right estimates" said Bill Fine, President of Artnet Worldwide. "Buyers and sellers alike are increasingly turning to artnet Auctions due to the quality of the works offered on our site, and our comparatively low 10% buyer’s and seller’s premiums."


artnet | Frank Stella | Pablo Picasso | Salvador Dali | Audrey Hepburn | Marlene Dietrich | Greta Garbo | Grace Kelly | Marilyn Monroe |




Today's News

June 30, 2009

Seattle Art Museum Returns Important Australian Aboriginal Secret/Sacred Object to Australia

Eva Rothschild Takes on Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2009

Timothy Rub Elected Director and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Creative Time Presents New York City's First Quadrennial on Governor's Island

Never Previously Shown van Gogh Portrait Immortalised on Film in New Van Gogh Museum DVD

Filmmaker Philip Haas Commissioned to Create Films for Kimbell Art Museum's Summer Exhibition

Tacoma Art Museum Announces Shortlist of Selected Design Firms

artnet Auctions - Recent Auction Results Show Strong Demand for Fine Art Photographs

'The Thinker' Moves to Philadelphia Museum of Art During Rodin Restorations

Hauser & Wirth Announces the First UK Exhibition of the Berlin-based Artist Martin Eder.

Young in Groningen: Art from the Period 1945-1975

Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England at the Portland Museum of Art

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 40th Anniversary Activities Take Off at the National Air and Space Museum

Interview with Mauro Restiffe: "My participation in PHotoEspaña Involves the Largest Exhibition I have had to Date."

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to Present First Retrospective of Anne Truitt's Career

100-Foot Long Running Table by Chicago Artist Dan Peterman Installed in Millenium Park

Everson Museum of Art Offers Plein Air Painting at Artsweek

Dave Hickey to Speak at the Harwood Museum of Art

Open Call for Juried Exhibition Addressing the Broad Theme of "Capitalism in Question (because it is)"

Agnes Gund Appointed Chairman of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center's Board of Directors

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Sotheby's to sell one of Vilhelm Hammershøi's most beguiling interiors: 'Interior, Strandgade 30'

2.- German police find Hitler's lost horse sculptures that vanished the year Berlin Wall fell

3.- New Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education appointed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

4.- Chrysler Museum mourns passing of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy Brandt

5.- How Iraqi friar Najeeb Michaeel saved ancient Christian manuscripts from Islamic State

6.- Anish Kapoor sculpture 'Blood Mirror' surprises with surface and sound effects

7.- Sotheby's to offer the first painting to be sold from Cornelius Gurlitt's trove of art

8.- Descendants of art collector Peggy Guggenheim go head to head in a French appeals court

9.- Vandalized statues from parks, gardens and public spaces restored at Argentine 'hospital'

10.- Unique 17th century portrait by British artist Mary Beale discovered at McMaster Museum of Art

Related Stories



Exceptional Group of Modern and Contemporary Artworks on Offer at artnet Auctions

artnet Auctions Launches Modern and Contemporary Sale

Masters of Photography Sale, Including 275 Items, at artnet Auctions

artnet Auctions Launches Special Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art

artnet Auctions Launches Faces & Figures Photographs Sale

artnet Auctions Urban Art Sale Demonstrates Strong Demand for Urban and Street Art

artnet Auctions Launches Sale of Urban Art 1972-Present

artnet Launches Icons: 20th-21st Century Photographic Portraits Sale



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site