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Photography auctions appeal particularly to a younger clientele looking to collect artworks at affordable prices. The market for photographs is growing in importance due to a new, broader group of collectors. Movement studies by Eadweard Muybridge, Native American portraits by Edward Curtis, early photographs by Jean-Gabriel Eynard or James Anderson, photographs of the Bauhaus movement by Lázló Moholy-Nagy, Theodore Lux Feininger and Herbert Bayer, and avant-garde photographs by Man Ray and Frantisek Drtikol are already among the classics of the field.

Classical-modern photographs up to contemporary art photographs by Swiss artists such as Albert Steiner, Emil Meerkämper, Adolphe Braun, Robert Frank, René Burri, Balthasar Burkhard, René Groebli, Hannes Schmied, Fischli-Weiss are represented as well as works by international artists such as Horst P. Horst, Ansel Adams, Henri-Cartier Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Nobuyoshi Araki, Thomas Ruff, Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman.

Gabriel Müller, our specialist and department head for Photography, will be pleased to appraise and value your works in view of a possible auction consignment. Our Photography auctions are held in July and December. Consignments are accepted until late April and late September.

NEXT AUCTION: DECEMBER 2022
CONSIGNMENTS NOW ACCEPTED





Valuations / Consignments


If you wish to consign to one of our auctions, we will value your artworks free of charge. Please send us photos if possible, or call us. We will arrange an appointment to view your property at your home or in one of our offices in Zurich, Geneva, Genoa, Munich or Düsseldorf. You will then receive our auction estimates so that you can make your decision.

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Gabriel Müller

mueller@kollerauctions.com
+41 44 445 63 40


Representatives


Koller Geneva

Cyril Himmer
geneva@kollerauctions.com
+41 22 311 03 85

Koller Munich

Fiona Seidler
muenchen@kollerauctions.com
+49 89 22 802 766

Koller Düsseldorf

Ulrike Gruben
duesseldorf@kollerauctions.com
+49 211 30 14 36 38

Koller Italy

Luigi Pesce
italia@kollerauctions.com
+39 339 59 62 768

Koller China

Jing Li
beijing@kollerauctions.com
+86 135 2039 8057

SELECTED RESULTS Photography


IRIS HUTEGGER

(Schladming 1964-lives and works in Basel)
LS Nr. 2106–532, 2021.
Gelatin silver print, coloured threads.
Window 70 × 108 cm; sheet 75 × 110 cm.
Fully signed in the lower right corner. Matted, framed. With loosely enclosed "Certificate of authenticity".
IRIS HUTEGGER
IRIS HUTEGGER

CHF 7 750

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO

(Taito 1948–lives and works in New York)
Time Exposed, 1991. Portfolio of 51 original offset prints after photographs.
Kyoto, Kyoto Shoin Co., 1991. Prints 24 × 31 cm and 5 × 38 cm (1); sheet 35 × 46.4 cm; box 35.5 × 46.5 cm. Individually mounted on cardboard with blind-stamped title, date and numbering. (5) leaves, plates. Loosely laid in original aluminium case with printed original cardboard slipcase. - Fully signed by the artist on title. One of 500 copies.
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO

CHF 25 000

ROMAN SIGNER

(Appenzell 1938–lives and works in St. Gallen)
Black cloth, 1994. 6 original photographs.
Gelatin silver prints on baryta paper.
Each 29.5 × 22 cm.
Individually matted and framed. Each signed "R. Signer", numbered 2/10, dated and inscribed by the artist "Foto 1(-6)" on the verso of the frame.
ROMAN SIGNER
ROMAN SIGNER

CHF 16 250

CAO FEI

(Guangzhou 1978–lives and works in Beijing)
"My future is not a dream 05", 2006.
Chromogenic colour print on Kodak professional digital paper.
Image 120 × 150 cm; Sheet 127 × 156 cm.
Fully signed, titled, numbered 5/12 and dated on the verso.
CAO FEI
CAO FEI

CHF 9 000

MAN RAY

(Philadelphia 1890–1976 Paris)
Marie Berthe Ernst, Max Ernst, Lee Miller und Man Ray, around 1932.
Gelatin silver print. Vintage.
22.7 × 16.6 cm.
Signed lower right, inscribed on the verso (by another hand).
MAN RAY
MAN RAY

CHF 8 500

ALBERT STEINER

(1877 Frutigen 1965)
"Ueber Tälern und Menschen", 1908.
Gelatin silver print on cardboard mount. Vintage.
22.4 × 28.8 cm.
Titled (probably by the son?) and fully signed "Alb. Steiner, St. Moritz" below the image.
ALBERT STEINER
ALBERT STEINER

CHF 5 875

GIUSEPPE MACCHELLI

(active 1866–1910)
"Souvenir des travaux du tunnel du Simplon 1898-1904". Album with 36 original photographs.
Albumen prints mounted on card. Each approx. 17 × 24 cm. Each with legends imprinted at the bottom. Album 23.5 × 35 cm. (37) mounts. Contemporary cloth album with silver embossed front cover.
GIUSEPPE MACCHELLI
GIUSEPPE MACCHELLI

CHF 6 500

WOLFGANG TILLMANS

(Remscheid/ Nordrhein–Westfalen 1968–lives in London, et al)
"Womb", 1999.
Chromogenic colour print.
Image dimension 61 × 42 cm; sheet dimension 61 × 51 cm.
The verso fully signed, titled, dated "ph 7 99 pr WT 5-00", numbered 1/3 (+AP) and with inventory number. Mounted on support, framed.
WOLFGANG TILLMANS
WOLFGANG TILLMANS

CHF 4 000

ANDRES SERRANO

(New York City 1950–lives and works in New York City)
"Piss Discus", 1988. From the series "Immersions".
Cibachrome print, fix mounted under plexiglass/Diasec.
70 × 50 cm.
Monogrammed, titled and numbered AP (in addition to the edition of 50) on the verso. Framed.
ANDRES SERRANO
ANDRES SERRANO

CHF 3 750

BERT STERN

(Brooklyn/ New York 1929–2013 New York City)
Marilyn with Roses, 1962. 3 original photographs.
Inkjet prints. Later prints, 2012.
Image dimension approx. 41 × 31 cm each; sheet dimension 48.3 × 32.7 cm.
Inscribed "Marilyn" and signed below. The verso with photographer's copyright stamp, additionally signed and dated. Each individually matted, framed. The verso of the frame with mounted "Certificate of Authenticity", handwritten annotation and signed by Bert Stern.
BERT STERN
BERT STERN

CHF 21 250