Fall 2020 Preview: Fine Photographs

At Auction October 22

Edward Weston, Edward Weston Portfolio, complete with ten photographs printed by Cole Weston, 1925-48. From the Estate of Evelyne Daitz. $15,000 to $25,000.

Highlights for both the new collector and the seasoned aficionado include the deluxe edition of Manuel Álvarez Bravo’s Fotografías, 1945, with three vintage photographs; Man Ray’s 1931 Électricité portfolio with 10 photogravures after his rayographs; Josef Koudelka’s Czechoslovakia, 1968, and Richard Misrach’s Golden Gate Bridge, 2.24.00, 6:50 A.M., 2000, as well as two elegant Alma Lavenson photographs. We feature a strong array of FSA photography, including works by Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, in addition to Civil Rights photography with iconic images by Leonard Freed. Vernacular offerings include albums and archives relating to industry, cats and dogs, NASA, South Africa, trains, the Vietnam War, the 1913 Armory Show, and much, much more.

Paul Outerbridge, Jr., Sandwiches sur un Plateau, tricolor carbo print, circa 1948. $15,000 to $25,000.
Man Ray, Électricité, portfolio of ten photogravures after Man Ray’s rayographs, text by Pierre Bost, 1931. $20,000 to $30,000.
Alma Lavenson, Shadowed Wall, Biltmore Hotel, Santa Barbara, silver print, 1929. $15,000 to $25,000.
Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Fotografías, deluxe edition, with three vintage prints, signed twice and inscribed by Bravo, 1945. $25,000 to $35,000.

The Estate of Evelyne Daitz

The Estate of Evelyne Daitz, a pioneering gallerist who worked with Lee Witkin, forms a cornerstone of the auction. The offering includes Álvarez Bravo’s Platinum Portfolio, 1981; the 1971 Edward Weston Witkin-Berley portfolio; as well as portfolios by Ruth Bernhard, Robert Doisneau, Lou Stoumen, George Tice, and Brett Weston, among others, in addition to prints by Margaret Bourke-White, Barbara Kasten, and Ralph Steiner.

Barbara Kasten, Construct III-A, Polaroid, 1980. From the Estate of Evelyne Daitz. $4,000 to $6,000.

What You Need to Know for Auction Day

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

Please note: limited phone bidding will be available for this auction. Phone bidding registrations will close the day before the sale at 4pm.

At this time, our exhibition and auction location at 104 East 25th Street is closed to the public. Private viewings are available by appointment only, and must be arranged in advance. To make an appointment please contact the specialist.



Deborah Rogal

Director, Photographs & Photobooks



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