Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | Art News: Auction record for Mapplethorpe at Christie's

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: Oct. 11, 2017, 7:54 a.m.

Is the photo market continuing to surge? Christie’s kicked off London’s Frieze week auctions on Oct. 3 with a mix of Modern design and photography, highlighted by a record-price paid for a Robert Mapplethorpe image: The artist’s 1988 “Self-Portrait” sold for £450,000, or £548,750 with fees ($591,560.40 or $721,375.05), reports The Art Newspaper. The platinum print is from an edition of three, two of which are in L.A.’s J. Paul Getty Museum and New York’s Guggenheim. Art blogger Judd Tully  looks at other work at the Christie's auction,