Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Becher suite of 12 prints, $125,000, Swann Auction
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A 1978 suite of 12 silver print photos of Industrial Facades by Bernd and Hilla Becher, known for their typologies of industrial buildings and structures, sold for $125,000 at a sale of Photobooks and Fine Photographs held Feb. 27 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York. Also, a set of 12 first-edition photobooks by Edward Ruscha, three of them signed (1966-1978) gaveled for $32,500; and Alexander Gardner’s 1865 albumen print of the hanging of Lincoln’s assassination conspirators changed hands for $27,500. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.