The top lot in Swann Galleries’ Important Photobooks and Photographs auction was A Hungarian Memory, André Kertész’s portfolio of 15 silver prints of the artist’s homeland, which brought $48,000, a record price for the portfolio.
André Kertész,A Hungarian Memory, portfolio with 15 silver prints, 1914-1923; printed 1980. Sold for $48,000.
A rare complete series of Alfred Stieglitz’s 291, 12 numbers in 9 issues, printed from March 1915 through February 1916 and illustrated with reproductions of art and typographical compositions by Picabia, Picasso, John Marin and others, sold for $31,200.
Dancers, by Roy DeCarava, 1956, printed in 1983, was the day’s highest-selling single photograph, bringing $22,800, a record price for a modern print of the photograph.