George Platt Lynes

Cyclops, 1939

Found at Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Photographs from the Richard Gere Collection, Lot 119
23. Mar - 7. Apr 2022
Estimate: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Price realised: 5.292 USD
GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907–1955)
Cyclops, 1939
gelatin silver print
stamped photographer's credit (verso)
image/sheet: 9 x 7 1/8 in. (22.8 x 18 cm.)

Upper estimate price exceeded by 76 %.

This artwork by George Platt Lynes achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in New York in April last year. In the Photographs from the Richard Gere Collection auction, the work Cyclops, 1939 sold for USD 5,292.00 (€ 5,022.30) - well above the upper estimate of USD 3,000.00. However, buyers have had to dig much deeper into their pockets for other works by George Platt Lynes - we have observed the highest auction result to date for the work Yul Brynner, 1942, which sold at auction in October 2005 for USD 16,800.00 (€ 14,005.84).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 76 % übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von George Platt Lynes erzielte im April letzten Jahres bei Christies in New York einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Photographs from the Richard Gere Collection wurde die Arbeit Cyclops, 1939 für USD 5.292,00 (€ 5.022,30) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von USD 3.000,00. Für andere Arbeiten von George Platt Lynes mussten die Käufer allerdings auch schon deutlich tiefer in die Tasche greifen – das bisher höchste Auktionsergebnis haben wir für die Arbeit Yul Brynner, 1942 beobachtet, die im Oktober 2005 für USD 16.800,00 (€ 14.005,84) versteigert wurde.

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