Title: PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE & PHOTOGRAPHS
Date: May 15, 2008
Time: 10:30 AM & 2:30 PM
Exhibition: Saturday, May 10, 10-4
Monday, May 12, 10-6
Tuesday, May 13, 10-8
Wednesday, May 14, 10-6
Contact Person: Daile Kaplan
The Photographs session of the May 15 auction featured 19th century works, such as Baron Raimund Von Stillfried and Hermann Andersen’s album with 100 prints depicting views and costumes of Japan, circa 1879, which sold for an artist record of $45,600 (see top illustration); and Lewis Carroll’s albumen photograph of Annie and Henry Rogers, 1861, which was a gift from Lewis Carroll to Annie Rogers, and then descended through the family, $33,600 (second illustration).
Highlights from the 1920s-30s included Helen Levitt’s N.Y.C. (Boy with Mask), silver print, 1939, $11,400 (third illustration).
Among works by mid-century masters were Ansel Adams’s The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, silver print, 1942, printed 1970s, $55,200 (fourth illustration).
Contemporary highlights included John Divola’s The Zuma Series Portfolio 1, with 10 dye-transfer prints, 1977-78, printed 1982, a record $12,000 (see final illustration).