Back to Press Thursday March 13, 2014

Paddle8 presents Captured: The Inaugural Photography Auction

Sale features works by important photographers of the past fifty years, including Robert Mapplethorpe, Gregory Crewdson, Garry Winogrand, and Bernd and Hilla Becher

Online auction house Paddle8 presents Captured: The Inaugural Photography Auction, the first Paddle8 sale dedicated to a survey of important photographs. Captured features works by some of the most significant photographers of the past fifty years, including works that have become touchstones in the evolution of the medium, from minimalist and abstract series by Bernd and Hilla Becher to conceptual works by Sophie Calle, “street” photography by Garry Winogrand, vivid photographs of controlled environments by Stephen Shore, the elaborately staged scenes of Gregory Crewdson, and works involving digital manipulation by Zhang Huan.

Bidding opens on Thursday, March 13 and closes Tuesday, March 25 at

“This auction—Paddle8’s first devoted exclusively to photography—represents our continued expansion into different collecting categories,” said Alexander Gilkes, Paddle8’s co-founder. “While we’ve had great success selling photographs as part of Paddle8’s auctions of contemporary art, we’re excited to present a sale that concentrates deeply on the medium.” Captured is organized by Joslin Van Arsdale, a photography expert and curator with deep experience in building collections of photography.

Highlights of Captured include:

Robert Mapplethorpe, Tulips, 1979. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 inches. Edition of 10. Estimate: $15,000–$20,000.

Garry Winogrand, New York Aquarium, Coney Island, 1964. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches. Estate Stamped. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

Annie Liebovitz, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Linda Dowdell, White Oak Dance Project, Florida, 1990. Gelatin silver print, 16.4 x 13.25 inches. Edition of 10. Signed by Baryshnikov and artist. Estimate: $8,000–$12,000.

Bernd and Hilla Becher, Wasserturne (Water Towers), 2007. Digital pigment print, 27 x 36 inches. Edition of 40. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.

Stephen Shore, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, CA, 8/13/79, 1979. C-print on Kodak Ektascolor, 7.68 x 9.72 in. Edition of 100. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.

Sophie Calle, Les Tombes (Mother/ Father), 1990. Diptych of two gelatin silver prints mounted on aluminum in artists frames, 23 x 15.25, each. Edition of 7. Estimate: $3,000–$4,000.

Gregory Crewdson, Production Still: Forest Gathering 2, 2003. Digital c-print, 12 x 16 inches. Edition of 20, signed and numbered. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.

Zhang Huan, Foam, 1998. C-print, 40 x 27. Edition of 15. Estimate: $6,000–$9,000.

Bid and browse at

About Paddle8

Paddle8 is an online auction house, connecting buyers and sellers of fine art and collectibles across the Internet. Paddle8 presents two types of auctions: curated auctions of art and collectibles under $100,000, and benefit auctions in collaboration with non-profits. To date, Paddle8 has collaborated with over 200 non- profit organizations worldwide to present their benefit auctions online, dramatically expanding the audience of supporters and fundraising results for each non-profit partner. The company was founded in 2011 by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur. Paddle8 is funded by VC firm Founder Collective (past investments include Uber, Vimeo, Buzzfeed), the investment group Mousse Partners (past investments include Paperless Post, Warby Parker, Bonobos), artist Damien Hirst, art dealer Jay Jopling; Alexander von Furstenberg, and Matthew Mellon, among others.

For more information, please contact Sarah Goulet,

Download PDF