Like all of the rich and famous, Elon Musk had a life long before he became the richest man in the world. And now pieces of that life have been sold, some for nearly $41,000. Musk’s ex-girlfriend put them up for an auction, and the majority of them include Musk’s old photos showing him as the young, baby-faced, and goofy man he once was.
A rare Leica 0-Series No. 105 from 1923 recently went up from an auction. As it was Oscar Barnack’s personal camera, it was expected to break the record and fetch $3.3 million. However, it broke all the records and expectations, fetching over $15 million![Read More…]
A camera that was used to shoot a Soviet space mission has been launched for an auction. Heritage Auctions is offering two Konvas Automat cameras, one of which was among the first cameras to ever go to space.
While you would expect historic pieces of gear like this to start bidding at hundreds of thousands of dollars, the bid has started at $3,000 only for each.
d’Ingres” (Ingres’s Violin). The print was estimated to fetch between five and seven million dollars. However, it has exceeded all expectations and reached around two times the estimate. The iconic photo was sold for $12.4 million, which is an absolute record. This makes it the most expensive photo ever to be sold at an auction.
Dorothea Lange’s photo Migrant Mother is one of the most famous photos of the 20th century. If you’ve always wanted to have a print of it, now you can as there’s one on an auction. And it’s not just any print – it was originally part of Dorothea Lange’s family collection. Not surprisingly, it’s expected to sell for up to $70,000.
Leitz Photographica Auction has announced an auction of another historical Leica. This time, it’s a prototype of the 16mm film camera that never got to be produced for the wide market.
The prototype was made of wood, so it’s not an actual working piece of gear. Still, thanks to its historical value, it’s expected to fetch over $162,000 at the auction this June.
Most of us are used to seeing Richard Gere in front of the camera. However, he’s also into photography and has been a passionate collector of photographs over the years. His collection contains works of famous photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Richard Avedon, and Diane Arbus.
But the famous actor’s collection is about to be sold. Auction house Christie’s is offering over 140 photos from Gere’s stunning collection in an online auction. Judging from the estimates, it could fetch around $2 million.
A rare, almost 100-year old Leica is about to set a world record. The Leica 0-Series No. 105 from 1923 will soon be auctioned at Leitz Photographica Auction. It’s super-rare, but also super-special as it belonged to Oskar Barnack himself. So, not surprisingly, it’s estimated to reach up to a whopping $3.3 million!
Man Ray’s “Le Violon d’Ingres” (Ingres’s Violin) is one of the most iconic photos of the early 20th century. And soon, it could also become the most expensive photo ever sold.
Christie’s is soon to hold an auction where the famous photo will be sold. According to the estimate, it could reach as much as the whopping $7 million – the highest estimate of any single photo in auction history!
An auction house based in New Zealand sold two historically significant glass plate negatives as NFTs and allegedly encouraged the buyers to smash the originals in order to increase the value of the NFT.
The photographs were of the artist Charles Goldie who was well known for his Portraits of Maori elders. The photographs were taken by Rupert Farnall and date back to anywhere between 1910 and 1920. Webb’s auction house based in Auckland listed the plates as NFTs on the platform OpenSea, and included a framed contact print of the image and the original glass plate negative presented in a custom-built pine box.