A Look Inside the Catalogue: The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks

At Auction April 19

The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks features a rare vintage print of Alfred Eisenstaedt’s iconic Premier at La Scala, Milan, circa 1933, and Robert Frank’s quirky Portrait of art dealer Richard Bellamy, circa 1959. Contemporary photographs include The Most Beautiful Part of a Man’s Body, 1986, by Duane Michals, as well as a deluxe edition of Robert Adams’s From the Missouri West, 1980.


alfred eisenstaedt

Lot 82: Alfred Eisenstaedt, Premier at La Scala, Milan, Italy, silver print, circa 1933. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.


walker evans print

Lot 103: Walker Evans, River Rouge Plant, Detroit, Michigan, silver print, 1947.
Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.


Ansel Adams print

Lot 65: Ansel Adams, Winter in Yosemite [Pine Forest in Snow], silver print signed & inscribed to Carl Wheat, circa 1932. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.

Manuel Álvarez Bravo, photographs

Lot 60: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, La Buena Fama Durmiendo, silver print, 1939, printed 1970s. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.


Peter Hujar, photographs

Lot 131: Peter Hujar, Robert Wilson, Vestry Street, silver print, 1975. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.


Duane Michals, photographs

Lot 207: Duane Michals, The Most Beautiful Part of a Man’s Body, silver print, 1986. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.


Complete Catalogue

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