ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s CEO and Founder, Mayi de la Vega partnered with Sotheby’s Photographs Department Specialist Emily Bierman to host an intimate discussion about the photography market. Distinguished guests gathered in the Mansion Drawing Room at Fisher Island to enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and were intrigued by recent record breaking sales at auction and also learned of the approaching 175- year anniversary of photography.
During the discussion, Ms. Bierman gave a comprehensive overview of photography’s past, present and future highlighting some of the most important pieces and renowned artists in the field. One of these noteworthy photographs is László Moholy-Nagy’s Fotogramm from 1925, which sold for $1,482,500 at auction this past December.
Sotheby’s was the first international auction to introduce the seasonal sale of photographs in 1971, and in the last five years has sold more than $106.5 million in photographic works. The next major auctions are in October in New York City and November in Paris.. It was a pleasure to host this event and we wish Sotheby’s Photographs Department much success on their upcoming photography sales.