A Look Inside the Catalogue
Left, Lot 54: Lewis W. Hine, Powerhouse Mechanic, silver print, 1920-21. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.
Right, Lot 85: W. Eugene Smith, The Walk to Paradise Garden, silver print, 1948. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.
Our April 20 auction of Images & Objects: Photographs & Photobooks features a variety of iconic twentieth-century photographs, including Lewis W. Hine's unforgettable Powerhouse Mechanic, 1920-21, Ansel Adams's seminal Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941, and The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1948, by W. Eugene Smith.
Left, Lot 76: Lewis W. Hine, Sadie Pfeifer, a Cotton Mill Spinner, Lancaster, South Carolina, 1908. Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.
Lot 10: Eadweard Muybridge, selection of 60 collotype plates from Animal Locomotion, 1887. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.
Lot 17: William Bradford, The Arctic Regions, 141 mounted albumen prints London, 1873. Estimate $100,000 to $150,000.
Left, Lot 115: Peter Hujar, three portraits of Robert Wilson, Ann Wilson and Sheryl Sutton,
silver prints, 1975. Estimate $9,000 to $12,000.
Right, Lot 206: Peter Hujar, Shack, Queens, silver print, 1985. Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.
Further highlights include Lee Miller's unique, circa 1929-32, solarized portrait of critic and editor George Jean Nathan, alongside Irving Penn's 1947 portrait of Nathan with his colleague and collaborator, the great H.L. Mencken. Also available are Robert Frank's searing Sick of Goodby's, 1978, and a compelling 2002 daguerreotype of a skull by Adam Fuss.
Left, Lot 209: Robert Frank, Sick of Goodby's, Mabou, silver print, 1978. Estimate $30,000 to $45,000.
Lot 199: Danny Lyon, portfolio of 30 silver prints, New York, 1962-79. Estimate $30,000 to $45,000.
Camera Work Number 36, 1903, with 16 photogravures by Alfred Stieglitz, headlines our selection of photobooks. Jack Smith's The Beautiful Book, 1960-62, brings the form into the world of the avant-garde, while a dynamic selection of vernacular photography images industrial commercial photography, photo journalism, panoramas, fashion and the beginnings of amateur photography with the Kodak #1.
Right, Lot 244: Jack Smith, The Beautiful Book, first edition, New York, 1960-62.
Estimate $14,000 to $18,000.
Lot 129: Weegee, Coney Island, silver print, 1940. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.
Left, Lot 217: Franco Fontana, group of eight architectural photographs, ilfochrome prints, 1962-81. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
Right, Lot 225: John Dugdale, group of three cyanotypes, 1992-94. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
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