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Van Ham to Auction Numerous Works by World Famous Photographers

Albert Renger-Patzsch - "Buchenwald im November". Arnsberger Wald 1936. Vintage. Gelatin silver print . Original passepartout. 16,7 x 22,7 cm.

COLOGNE, GERMANY – On the occasion of the anniversary sale, VAN HAM
presents numerous works of established photographers such as Werner Mantz,
Albert Renger-Patzsch and August Sander as well as interesting contemporary
photo art, such as Beate Gütschow with a fascinating nature depiction
Petra Wunderlich with an urban motif and furthermore Gudrun Kemsa and Thomas
Struth. In 1959 the art historian Carola van Ham founded the auction house
“Kunsthaus am Museum” in her hometown Cologne. She had studied at the University
of Cologne, worked at the auction house Lempertz, Cologne, and for many years
was assistant to the auctioneer Franz A. Menna.  When Mr. Menna retired in
1958, Ms. van Ham continued the tradition of his company as Europe’s first
female auctioneer.