Portraits have been one of the most important genres of photography since the very beginning. Getting your portrait taken and handing them out as carte de visites became very popular in the 1850’s and since then the art of portraiture has evolved. Rather quickly the photographic portraits became a way of marketing and acknowledging a person whether it’s a monarch, an artist or an actor. As time passed by the camera became something that everyone could use and the selfie conquered the world. Yet the public fascination for the photographic portrait is still strong and portraits of the rich and famous is very sought after on the art market.
The theme auction Portraits & Fashion offers a wide selection from this genre. It includes images like the Alaïa fashion campaign featuring supermodel Naomi Campbell, a portrait of movie star Jack Nicholson and a couple of minimalistic nudes by Swedish photographer Andreas Kock.