Art market Magazine December 2013

 
Photography 
 
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In principle, a photograph…
Photography

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In principle, a photograph can seem more affordable than a painting. This remains true for the vast majority of prints, but outstanding photographs can exceed hundreds
of thousands or even millions of euros. In June 2011 in France, a seascape by Gustave Le Gray was knocked down for €917,000 at the Rouillac auction house in Vendôme: a score worthy of a modern painting. But it was still well below the ultimate record for a photograph, held by contemporary photographer Andreas Gursky with a landscape at over $4.3 M – a bid made at Christie’s New York in November 2011. Nonetheless, the photography market, badly affected by the economic downturn, still seems to be finding it hard to get back to its former level. Overall, business has picked up since 2009, but its development is erratic.

Photography, the art of the multiple, now rivals painting. From Gustave Le Gray's "ciels rapportés" to Andreas Gursky's saturated landscapes, the latest revelations in a highly developed market.
In 2012, the sector posted growth of nearly 50%, but this followed a fall of 30% in 2011. The photography sales regularly staged by Christie’s and Sotheby’s in Paris since 2010 initially boosted the sector's activity in France. But in 2012, these key events produced lower results than usual. Overall, the sector's activity dropped by 46% in France; a fall also due to the lower number of specialised sales. And even though the rate of unsold items has fallen, it is still high. François Marical

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€917,000 Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884), "Bateaux quittant le port du Havre (navires de la flotte de Napoléon III)", 1856 or 1857, vintage print on albumin paper from a collodion glass negative, 31.1
x 40.6cm. Vendôme, 18 June 2011. Rouillac SVV.

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