Photography Auction Results – Villa Grisebach

Among the lots for the June 3rd auction of photographs at Villa Grisebach (Germany) were two photographs by African photographer, Seydou Keïta.

The Modern and Contemporary Photography Sale included A Moorish Haratine Woman Posing With Her Daughter on a Chequered Blanket, which sold for approximately 5,894 USD, falling between the auction house estimate of 5,360 – 8,040 USD.

Traditionally Dressed Couple with Child, a 1952–1955 gelatin silver print, produced in 1998 did not sell.

Of note is a photograph that is part of a portfolio entitled:

PORTFOLIO FLOWERS OF EVIL, CHARLES BAUDELAIRE & EIKOH HOSOE (2006)

containing eleven platinum prints (by Stan Klimek) of various sizes.  The image shown below features three figures of varying skin tones.  This lot went unsold.

PORTFOLIO FLOWERS OF EVIL, CHARLES BAUDELAIRE & EIKOH HOSOE 2006.
A MOORISH HARATINE WOMAN POSING WITH HER DAUGHTER ON A CHEQUERED BLANKET, 1949–1951. Gelatin silver print, 1998
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