Julius Shulman

(1910-2009)
Lot 275
Julius Shulman
Interior of Ennis House, Los Angeles
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,875
June 10, 2018
Lot 276
Julius Shulman
John Lautner, Malin Residence (Chemosphere), Hollywood
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,250
June 10, 2018
Lot 193
Julius Shulman
Stahl Residence (Case Study House #22), Los Angeles
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $2,250
October 22, 2017
Lot 194
Julius Shulman
Shulman Residence and Studio, Los Angeles
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,875
October 22, 2017
Lot 195
Julius Shulman
Interior of Kings Road House, Los Angeles
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $2,500
October 22, 2017
Lot 196
Julius Shulman
Hollyhock House, Los Angeles
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $3,125
October 22, 2017
Lot 136
Julius Shulman
Portrait of Raymond Loewy
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized: $750
March 5, 2017
Lot 183
Julius Shulman
Sunnylands, Palm Springs, CA
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,000
March 5, 2017
Lot 184
Julius Shulman
Elrod House, Palm Springs, CA
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,500
March 5, 2017
Lot 185
Julius Shulman
Dinah Shore House, Palm Springs, CA
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $4,500
March 5, 2017
Lot 186
Julius Shulman
Bougain Villa House, Palm Springs, CA
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,000
March 5, 2017
Lot 187
Julius Shulman
Alexander Steel House No. 1, Palm Springs, CA
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
March 5, 2017
Lot 315
Julius Shulman
Kaufmann House
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
February 21, 2016
Lot 512
Julius Shulman
Photographs (13)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $13,750
October 13, 2013
Lot 273
Julius Shulman
Richard Neutra, Von Sternberg House, 1936, Northridge, California
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,875
December 16, 2012
Lot 186
Julius Shulman
Case Study House #22
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,687
May 6, 2012
Lot 187
Julius Shulman
Kauffman House
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
May 6, 2012
Lot 132
Julius Shulman
Case Study House #21 (Pierre Koenig with model)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $9,375
December 11, 2011
Lot 133
Julius Shulman
Case Study House #22
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $11,875
December 11, 2011
Lot 134
Julius Shulman
Singleton House
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,000
December 11, 2011
Lot 135
Julius Shulman
Neutra VDL (Garden House -- Garden Room looking out to patio)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $2,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 8
Julius Shulman
Untitled (Nesbitt Residence)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,250
June 26, 2011
Lot 114
Julius Shulman
Group of 8 photographs of A. Quincy Jones buildings
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,450
May 23, 2010
Lot 115
Julius Shulman
Group of 6 photographs
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,756
May 23, 2010
Lot 133
Julius Shulman
Photographs of the Hammerman Residence designed by Richard Neutra
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $11,400
December 7, 2008
Lot 116
Julius Shulman
Group of mounted photographs (5)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,000
June 29, 2008
Lot 117
Julius Shulman
Pair of photographs (2)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $720
June 29, 2008
Lot 118
Julius Shulman
Vintage color photograph
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,200
June 29, 2008
Lot 119
Julius Shulman
Photograph of the Von Sternberg house
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,040
June 29, 2008
Lot 52
Julius Shulman
Rare vintage color photograph of the Ennis Brown Residence
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,000
October 14, 2007
Lot 182
Julius Shulman
Chemosphere house by John Lautner
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,680
October 14, 2007
Lot 137
Julius Shulman
Rare vintage photographs (7)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $6,600
December 3, 2006
Lot 138
Julius Shulman
Vintage photographs (13)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200
Price Realized: $1,020
December 3, 2006

About The Artist

Julius Shulman, the Los Angeles-based architectural photographer, had an illustrious career spanning over seven decades. Shulman ignited widespread interest in modernist architecture and helped to shape the image of modern architecture as it has been remembered in history. Shulman elevated the craft of architectural photography to a high-art form, preserving the work of figures such as Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, Raphael Soriano, Rudolf Schindler, Frank Lloyd Wright, Pierre Koenig, and John Lautner for generations to come. As Neutra poignantly said of Shulman's photography: “His work will survive me. Film is stronger and good glossy prints are easier to ship than brute concrete, stainless steel, or even ideas.”

While he never received any formal training and was primarily self-taught, Shulman audited courses at UCLA and UC Berkeley in the mid-1930s. With his Vest Pocket Kodak close at hand, he returned to Los Angeles from Berkeley in 1936. Shulman accompanied a contact he had at the time, one of Richard Neutra's draftsman, to a site visit of Neutra's Kun Residence. He created a total of six photographs on this particular visit, which Neutra championed and later purchased. Neutra went on to introduce Shulman to other architects, which catapulted his career as a photographer. Shulman also collaborated on various projects with artists such as the German industrial and architectural photographer Juergen Nogai.

In 2005, the Getty Research Institute acquired Shulman’s archive of over 260,000 prints. His work has been shown in major museums and gallery exhibitions around the world, in addition to being published widely in hundreds of magazines and books. Taschen and Nazraeli Press are amongst a long list of clients who have sought after his photographic services. Shulman, who worked until the age of 98, is the only photographer to have been granted a lifetime membership in the American Institute of Architects.

Elizabeth Armstrong, The Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury (Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art and Prestel Publishing, 2007) 33.

“Julius Shulman.” International Center of Photography. International Center of Photography, n.d. Web. 11 Jun. 2018.

“Julius Shulman.” Craig Krull Gallery. Edited by Craig Krull Gallery. Craig Krull Gallery, n.d. Web. 11 Jun. 2018.

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