Every photograph is infinitely reproducible. And yet the art market only respects “the rarest of the rare.” Starting with this paradox, how has the photography market been structured historically? How does one price a print and orchestrate an auction of photographs? What are the tensions and uncertainties inherent to the market, then and now ?
Having studied art history, literature, and linguistics in Bonn and then at the Sorbonne, Simone Klein became an assistant at the Kicken gallery, and then director of the photography department at the Kunsthaus Lempertz auction house in Cologne. From 2009 to 2015 she headed the photography department at Sotheby’s Europe. Her career took a new turn in 2015 when she took over the helm of global print sales at Magnum Photos. Thanks to her experience and determination, she has become one of the key figures in the photography market.
Interviewers: Clara Bastid and Isabella Seniuta
Organized by Profession Photographie firstname.lastname@example.org
The discussion will be published in The Eye of Photography.
Meeting with Simone Klein, World Director of Magnum Photos prints sale
On January 21st, 2016 / 7pm – 9pm
Intitut National d’Histoire de l’Art
2, rue Vivienne
Free Entrance. Salle Julian (2nd floor)