Upcoming Highlights: Classic & Contemporary Photographs

At Auction April 18

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Our diverse April auction bridges classical and contemporary visual idioms with important work, including Robert Mapplethorpe’s Lisa Lyon, Dorothea Lange’s emotive Korean Child, Man Ray’s Electricité portfolio, Ansel Adams’ iconic Portfolio Three: Yosemite Valley, as well as dynamic constructs by Barbara Kasten, and Sarah Charlesworth’s evocative Subtle Body, from the Academy of Secrets series.

We also offer a suite of 50 Abstract Expressionist photographs by Aaron Siskind and a Lawrence Schiller portfolio titled Marilyn 12. Other photographers represented include Robert Adams, Edward Burtynsky, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Andrew Moore, Irving Penn, Edward Ruscha and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Our expansive offerings of vernacular photographs include small archives and collections, ranging from motorcycle gangs, around-the-world travelogues and documentarian imagery from the food industry, to women’s bowling, fashion, and NASA. The highlight is an album of 118 photographs depicting the city and region of Cusco, Peru, 16 of which are credited to Martin Chambi.

 

Fine Photographs

 
Lot 185

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989) 
Lisa Lyon. Oversized silver print,
Lot 185: Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Lyon, oversized silver print, 1980-82. Estimate $50,000 to $75,000.
 
Lot 98

ANDREAS FEININGER (1906-1999) 
The Photojournalist (Dennis Stock), New York. Silver print,
Lot 98: Andreas Feininger, The Photojournalist (Dennis Stock), New York, silver print, 1951, printed 1992. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.
 

Dorothea Lange

 
Lot 149

DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965) 
Hand, Indonesian Dancer, Java. Silver print,
Lot 149: Dorothea Lange, Hand, Indonesian Dancer, Java, silver print, 1958, printed 1960s. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
 
Lot 148

DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965) 
Korean Child. Silver print,
Lot 148: Dorothea Lange, Korean Child, silver print, 1958, printed 1960s. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.
 

Suites & Portfolios

 
Lot 134

ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984) 
Portfolio Three: Yosemite Valley. Complete with 16 photographs and a letterpress colophon and title sheet with Adams' introduction.
Lot 134: Ansel Adams, Portfolio Three: Yosemite Valley, complete portfolio, The Sierra Club, 1926-59, printed 1960. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.
 
Lot 225

FRANCO FONTANA (1933- ) 
Group of 14 vibrant street photographs
Lot 225: Franco Fontana, group of 16 cibachrome prints, 1967-84. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.
 
Lot 171

GRACIELA ITURBIDE (1942- ) 
Choice suite of 5 photographs from Mujeres de Juchitan.
Lot 171: Graciela Iturbide, suite of five silver prints from Mujeres de Juchitan, 1979-89, printed circa 1990. Estimate $5,000 to $7,500.
 
Lot 48

MAN RAY. 
Electricité. 
Text by Pierre Bost. With 10 photogravures after Man Ray's rayographs
Lot 48: Man Ray, Electricité, 10 photogravures after the artist’s rayographs, with text by Pierre Bost, 1931. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.
 

Albums

 
Lot 47

WILSON A. BENTLEY (1865-1931) 
Album of 55 photographs
Lot 47: Wilson A. Bentley, album of 55 silver prints, 1888-1927. Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.
 

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