Portraiture, today’s ubiquitous social currency, forms the foundation of this sale with Irving Penn’s platinum-palladium print Cuzco Children, 1960, printed 1978, and Reclining Woman by Seydou Keïta, 1958, printed 2001, exploring the universal appeal of the formal portrait. Pieter Hugo’s Abudulai Yahaya, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana, 2010 and Roy DeCarava’s Man with Bent Head and Folded Arms, 1961, printed early 1970s, as well as humanist portraits by Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Dorothea Lange are among the rare and exciting photographs to come to market.
Landscapes will feature Richard Misrach’s Stonehenge #1, 1976, Joel Sternfeld’s McLean, Virginia, 1978, printed 1984, and Ansel Adams’s Aspen, Northern New Mexico, 1958, printed 1978. Contemporary photographers include cult figures Jimmy DeSana, Nick Brandt, and Vik Muniz, as well as Chris McCaw’s stunning Sunburn series; Nan Goldin’s Clemens in My Bed with Saris, Paris, 2000; Andres Serrano’s White Christ, 1989; and a 1987 photogram by Adam Fuss. A headliner among the rare photobook offerings is a 1950s–1972 Edward Ruscha archive featuring a signed first edition of his Twentysix Gasoline Stations—as well as other signed artist’s books, a signed lithograph Have a Soup Souper Season, ephemeral material, and a Polaroid. Collections and albums round out the auction in a dynamic vernacular selection with pre-revolution Cuba, Yosemite National Park, the Greyhound bus company, crime, advertising, South America, and space exploration.
Complete Catalogue Coming Soon
Exhibition Open October 12–17
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