Upcoming Highlights: Fine Photographs—At Auction October 21, 2021

Lot 67: Margaret Bourke-White, The George Washington Bridge, silver print, 1933. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.

Lot 4: Martin Chambi, Peru, 1947, thick presentation album with 104 photographs. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.

19th Century Innovation & Exploration

Lots 1 to 12

Offering works from the earliest years of the medium, travel photography from the Middle East and South Asia, and images made in the American West.

European Modernism

Lots 23 to 43

Photographs by Eugène Atget, early work by André Kertész, portraits by August Sander, and sinuous nudes from Rudolf Koppitz, as well as albums relating to world war factories and massive post-war gymnastics events in Prague, comprise this selection of early European modernism and the transition to the twentieth century.

Lot 53: Alfred Eisenstaedt, Grand Hotel, Saint Moritz, silver print, 1932. From the collection of Aron M. Mathieu. Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.

The Collection of Aron M. Mathieu

Lots 53 to 64

We are honored to offer a select group of photographs from the Collection of Aron M. Mathieu, founder of Modern Photography magazine. Each item reveals the extraordinary eye of Mathieu as collector and publisher.

American Modernism

Lots 65 to 94

Highlights from Margaret Bourke-White as well as Edward Weston’s key studies of vegetables, shells, and sand dunes. We also feature Alma Lavenson, Laura Gilpin, Sherril Schell, Lewis Hine, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, including a rare portrait of Frida Kahlo.

Lot 98: Dorothea Lange, Street Demonstration, San Francisco, silver print, 1936. Estimate $50,000 to $75,000.

The American Depression & the FSA

Lots 94 to 113

Dorothea Lange’s iconic Street Demonstration headlines our selection of Depression-era and FSA photography. This highly influential period of photography also includes work by Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, Marion Post Wolcott, and more.

New York City

Lots 114 to 136

Perhaps no other city has captured photographers’ imaginations like New York City has. Seen here through the eyes of Berenice Abbott, Morris Engel, Walter Rosenblum, Rudy Burckhardt, Ted Croner, William Klein, Inge Morath, and more.

Lot 189: Irving Penn, Pablo Picasso, Cannes, silver print, 1957. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.

European Humanism

Lots 157 to 183

Featuring Henri Cartier-Bresson’s iconic Rue Mouffetard, photographs by Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis, Ed van der Elsken, and Andre Kertesz.


Lots 184 to 206

Irving Penn, Beaumont Newhall’s photographs of other photographers, Richard Avedon’s great portrait of Jean Genet, Gordon Parks’ Muhammad Ali, and Duane Michals’ Magritte are standouts. And finally, we offer two rare photo booth portraits from Andy Warhol, works that informed his use of photography and which demonstrate the intersection of his interests in celebrity, mass consumption, performance, and seriality.

Lot 209: Max Dupain, Sunbaker, silver print, 1937, printed 1970s. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.

The Human Form

Lots 207 to 230

Ranging from PaJaMa, Ruth Bernhard, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, which only rarely appears at auction.

Mid-Century America

Lots 231 to 264

Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Ray Metzker, Henry Wessel, Peter Hujar, Brett Weston, Garry Winogrand, Larry Fink, and highlighted with Robert Adams’ Eden, Colorado.

Lot 273: Stephen Shore, 2nd St., Ashland, WI, chromogenic print, 1973. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

Groundbreaking Color Photography

Lots 267 to 287

Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, Evelyn Hofer, David Hockey, Martin Parr, and more, follow. We finish with the rare and fabulous The Indomitable Spirit: Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS portfolio with work by Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, and others.

Contemporary Photography

Lots 290 to 319

Ranging from Francesca Woodman to Sally Mann, Abelardo Morell to Tina Barney, Dawoud Bey to Pieter Hugo, and Chris McCaw to Alec Soth.

Lot 287: The Indomitable Spirit: Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS, portfolio, 1979-89, printed 1989. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

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