To the 25th anniversary of the Leica Shop and the 15th anniversary of WestLicht, the WestLicht Anniversary Auctions take place on 18 and 19 November:

15th Photo Auction: November 18th, 5pm (CET)

30th Camera Auction: November 19th, 11am (CET)

Auction catalogues can be ordered here. The catalogues offer a wealth of detailed information and images of individual lots. Furthermore you can find detailled information about the auctions.

Bids may be submitted online at, in writing, by phone, by fax, live worldwide at or personally at WestLicht auction hall on Westbahnstrasse 40, 1070 Vienna, Austria.

15th Photo auction

18th November 2016, 5pm (CET)

One highlight of the upcoming Photo Auction is the following print: Dennis Stock (1928-2010) - James Dean on Times Square, New York 1955

Dennis Stock, who was brought on to work at Magnum as a “Hollywood photographer” by Robert Capa in 1951, met James Dean in 1954 through the director Nicholas Ray at the preview of his film East of Eden. Suspecting that Dean would become a star, Stock proposed an essay about the then twenty-four-year-old actor to Life magazine. The photo series turned into a legacy, especially the iconic photograph James Dean on Times Square, present as
early print from the 1960s. It was to posthumously fuel Dean’s image as the tortured, melancholy, boisterous rebel. Chance and staged elements coincided perfectly—the rain, Dean’s stoop, the puddle, the reflection of the actor’s contours, the cigarette in the corner of his mouth, Times Square disappearing in the mist—all this compositional finesse and these happy accidents helped the photograph to become the icon it deserves to be. 

Gelatin silver print, printed in the 1960s
35 x 23,5 cm
Photographer's agency stamp and handwritten neg. no. in ink and pencil on the reverse

Starting price: 2,800 Euro

More information can you find here.

30th Camera Auction

19th November 2016, 11am (CET)

One highlight of the upcoming Camera Auction is the M-A Edition Hammertone Protoype for 25 years of Leica Shop Vienna, 2016

For the 25th Anniversary of the Leica Shop in Vienna Leica Camera AG issued a special edition of 25 analoge Leica M-A (Type 127) cameras in grey hammer tone lacquered finish and reworked Leica Meter MR-4 in grey hammer tone finish, with NOCTILUX-M 1:0.95/50mm ASPH. in silver finish with classic outer design inspired by the very first version Noctilux 1.2/50mm with special edition number engraved on each lens - this is the prototype of the unique set.

Starting price: 8,000 Euro

More information can you find here.