Title: FINE PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS
Date: February 28, 2012
Time: at 2:00 PM
Exhibition: Thurs., Feb. 23, 10-6
Fri., Feb. 24, 10-6
Sat., Feb. 25, 10-4
Mon., Feb. 27, 10-6
Tues., Feb. 28, 10-noon
Contact Person: Daile Kaplan
This sale features a selection of photographs and photobooks that ranges from 19th century albums depicting exotic lands to classic views of New York City, to thought-provoking works by contemporary artists, and several desirable portfolios.
Two Cindy Sherman lots, including her Doctor and Nurse diptych, 1980, printed 1992, shown top left.
Several works by Weegee: Human Cannonball, The Critic (shown), 1943, printed 1959, and images of Marilyn Monroe.
A copy of the landmark William Bradford book The Arctic Regions, Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, which contains 141 mounted albumen photographs of icebergs, indigenous people and moored ships.
W.Eugene Smith's striking Pittsburgh: Dance of the Flaming Coke, 1955-56, printed 1970s.
And a San Francisco Police Department Bureau of Identification Inmate/Prisoner ID Mug Shot Album, containing 710 silver print photographs on 40 pages, 1908-10, with captions and numeric information in the negatives, shown bottom left.