A Look Inside the Catalogue
Our winter photography auction highlights exquisite modernist images, including Lewis W. Hine's dramatic Empire State Building, 1931, as well as Brassaï’s iconic image of artists sketching a nude model, L'Académie Julian, 1932 (pictured below). Further highlights include a 1930s portrait by Alfred Stieglitz of his paramour Dorothy Norman.
Right, Lot 285: Group of 30 photographs from NASA missions, 1965-84, printed circa 1985.
Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.
Lot 240: Nan Goldin, Brian in the cabana, Puerto Juarez, Mexico, oversized cibachrome print, 1982. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.
Lot 140: Robert Frank, Hearse, London, silver print, 1951. Estimate $20,000 to $25,000.
Printmaker-turned-photographer Roy DeCarava is represented by two haunting works, Dancers, 1956, and Graduation, 1949. Featured contemporary works include several cibachrome prints by Nan Goldin and Hiroshi Sugimoto's Ostrich – Wart Hog, 1980. The sale also boasts stunning color photographs associated with the space exploration programs of the 1960s and ‘70s.
Right, Lot 144: Roy Decarava, Dancers, silver print, 1981. Estimate $15,00 to $25,000.
Lot 13: Eadweard Muybridge, 50 collotypes from Animal Locomotion, 1887. Estimate $30,000 to $45,000.
Left, Lot 97: Leni Riefenstahl, 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, including portrait of Jesse Owens,
set of 32 silver prints, 1936. Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.
Right, Lot 84: Brassaï, Á l'Academie Julian, ferrotyped silver print, 1932. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.
Left, Lot 6: Sixth-plate tintype after a daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe, circa 1849-50s. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.
Right, Lot 291: John Thomson, Illustrations of China and its People, Volumes I & II, London, 1873. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.
A rare selection of photobooks includes John Thomson's Illustrations of China and its People, Volumes I and II, 1873, and Lucien Clergue's maquette for Picasso en Provence, 1987, with 150 photographs. A group of 50 of Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion collotypes from 1887 and the stunning The Golden Gate from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, circa 1868, by Carleton Watkins, are important early highlights.
Lot 11: Carleton Watkins, The Golden Gate from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, albumen print, circa 1868.
Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.
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