Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD

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Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD

New York

Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD
Auction: Tue 15 Dec - Mon 21 Dec 2020
Exhibition: to Mon 21 Dec 2020
By Appointment


Sotheby’s is pleased to present Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD, an auction of 19th, 20th, and 21st century photographs from more than 40 esteemed members of The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). Since its inception in 1979, AIPAD has been a respected authority for the Photography market and collector education.  Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD will feature photographs by established masters of the medium, including William Henry Fox Talbot, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, and Sigmar Polke, as well as works by artists making their debut at auction, such as Ervin Johnson, Adam Katseff, and Alejandro Chaskielberg. For more than 40 years, Sotheby’s and AIPAD have continually set the standard by which the most important photographs have been bought and sold. It is thus Sotheby’s great privilege to present an auction in celebration of and in partnership with the leaders in our field.

Following the guidelines for the Phase Four reopening of Manhattan, we are able to accommodate clients in our building by appointment only. To schedule an appointment to view property from this sale please contact or +1 212 606 7171. You can read more about our safety requirements here.

For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+1 212 606 7000

For all enquiries please contact:

Emily Bierman

Vice President

Head of Department, Photographs

+1 212 894 1149


Aimee Pflieger

Assistant Vice President

Specialist, Head of Sale


+1 212 894 1149


Hermione Sharp

Associate Specialist


+1 212 894 1149


Kelly Sidley

Associate Specialist & Senior Researcher


+ 212 894 1149 


Lucie Kessler

Senior Administrator


+1 212 894 1149


Please note that as of August 1st 2020, Overhead Premium, a fee payable by all auction buyers in our global salerooms and online sales, will be charged at 1% of the hammer price plus any applicable local taxes. It is an allocation of the overhead costs relating to our facilities, property handling and other administrative expenses. This fee and our Buyer’s Premium rates exclude local taxes and any applicable artist’s resale right.

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