Local auction photography expected to go for thousands
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:50p.m.
By Ali Ikram
While Auckland’s Festival of Photography is now on – prints have always been the poor cousin of paintings when it comes to the auction house.
One firm in the city is attempting to bridge that gap.
New Zealand cinematographer Michael Seresin has a signed 1926 print which is expected to go for up to $10,000 at auction on Thursday night.
Last year a work from Fiona Pardington fetched a record price for a New Zealand photograph going for a little over $30,000.
Nevertheless even the best prints still don't attract top prices here. So Auckland’s Art and Object auction house is for the first time streaming live video of the bidding on line.
Also up for sale is this work by Australian photographer Bill Henson whose pictures of naked minors were seized a few years back.
Art and Object’s Ben Plumbly is expecting some work to go for over $10,000.
The invisible hand of the market will decide on Thursday night.
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