Fine Photographs: Highlights by Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe & Michael Halsband

At Auction June 11, 2020

 
Lot 33: Michael Halsband, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, silver print, 1985, printed 1997. $20,000 to $30,000.
   

Masterworks of 20th-Century Photography

Michael Halsband’s iconic 1985 silver print, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, presents the two painters in boxing attire. Robert Mapplethorpe’s oversize study Lisa Lyon, silver print, 1980, is a key image from the series on which they collaborated. Robert Frank’s Daytona Beach, Florida, silver print, 1958, printed 1980s, forged a new visual style that combines documentary photography with a snapshot aesthetic. Malick Sidibé, A suite of 7 chemises made at various Bamako, Mali celebrations, clubs, and happenings, 1969-70, shows a range of intimate portraits of an emerging Malinese youth culture. A scarce copy of Lee Friedlander’s The American Monument, is a deluxe edition in two volumes, with ten original photographs published by the Eakins Press Foundation in 1976.


 
Lot 34: Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Lyon, oversize silver print, 1980. $30,000 to $45,000.
 

Further Reading: Robert Mapplethorpe’s Collaboration with Bodybuilder Lisa Lyon


 
Lot 237: Malick Sidibé, A suite of 7 chemises made at various Bamako, Mali celebrations, clubs and happenings, each chemise includes 10-22 photographs mounted as an index onto folders, silver prints, 1969-70. $15,000 to $25,000.
 
Lot 130: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rue Mouffetard, Paris, silver print, 1954, printed 1980s. $15,000 to $25,000.
 
Lot 266: John Divola, Zuma #5, dye transfer print, 1977, printed 1982. $4,000 to $6,000.
 
Lot 118: Alfred Eisenstaedt, V-J Day Kiss, Times Square, New York, silver print, 1946, printed 1970s. $10,000 to $15,000.
   

Works by Women Photographers

Highlights include Sandy Skoglund, Gathering Paradise, cibachrome print, 1981; Diane Arbus’s Petal Pink for Little Parties, 1962, printed by Neil Selkirk in 1985; Lillian Bassman’s Next to Nothing, silver print, 1948, printed 1990s, a reproduced fashion study; an elegant abstraction by Imogen Cunningham; and Ruth Orkin’s early color work, Geraldine Dentin front of market, chromogenic print, 1949, printed 1978.


 
Lot 257: Barbara Kasten, Construct PC-VI, large-format Polaroid, 1982. $7,000 to $10,000.
 
Lot 220: Diane Arbus, Petal Pink for Little Parties, silver print, 1962, printed 1985. $7,000 to $10,000.
 
Lot 255: Sandy Skoglund, Gathering Paradise, Cibachrome print, 1991. $15,000 to $25,000.
   

Latin American Photographers

Featuring Graciela Iturbide’s Magnolia, 1986; Flor Garduño’s Arbol de los cuervas [Tree of the ravens], Mexico, silver print, 2017; and Lucienne Bloch’s Frida Kahlo with Cinzano bottle, 1935, printed 1988, which depicts the iconic artist in an informal moment.


 
Lot 239: Graciela Iturbide, Cristina, East L.A., U.S.A., oversize silver print, 1986. $6,000 to $9,000.
 
Lot 243: Flor Garduño, Àrbol de cuervos, Mexico, silver print, 2017. $4,000 to $6,000.
Lot 10: Lucienne Bloch, Frida Kahlo with Cinzano bottle, silver print, 1935, printed 1998. $2,500 to $3,500.
   

Previewing Online Only

This auction will be held live and conducted remotely by Swann auctioneers taking bids from multiple platforms. While there will not be bidding in the room, we will be accepting order bids, and interested buyers will be able to participate live online via the Swann Galleries App. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play, and it can also be accessed on a desktop at live.swanngalleries.com

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*This auction has been rescheduled from its original date, and will now be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM ET, previewing online only. The auction itself will be held live and will be conducted remotely by Swann auctioneers taking bids from multiple platforms. At this time, our exhibition and auction location at 104 East 25th Street is closed.

 
   

Specialist for the Auction

Daile Kaplan, Photographs & Photobooks

dkaplan@swanngalleries.com

(212) 254-4710 ext. 21

 

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