Fine Photographs: April 14, 2022 Auction Highlights

Lot 186: Horst P. Horst, Carmen Face Massage, platinum-palladium print, 1946, printed 1980s. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

Edward S. Curtis — The North American Indian

The April 14 auction will be headlined by the seminal Portfolio I from Edward S. Curtis’ The North American Indian, featuring many of his most important and iconic images, including his portrait of Geronimo, Cañon de Chelly, A Chief of the Desert – Navaho, Son of the Desert—Navaho, The Vanishing Race, and many more.

Lot 12: Edward S. Curtis, Portfolio I from The North American Indian, complete with 39 photogravures on Van Gelder paper, 1907. Estimate $60,000 to 90,000.
Lot 11: Edward S. Curtis, Volume I from The North American Indian, complete with 79 photogravures, signed by Curtis, 1907. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.

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The Human Form, Landscape & Nature

An impressive selection of classical twentieth-century photographs for the new and seasoned collector includes work by Ansel Adams, Horst P. Horst, Edward Weston, Berenice Abbott, and Lisette Model among others.

Lot 36: Ansel Adams, Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Park, California, silver print, 1932; printed 1970s. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.
Lot 220: Robert Adams, Amongst the last trees and lilacs surrounding a farmhouse, Edge of Longmont, Colorado, gelatin silver print, 1982. $7,000 to $10,000.

Contemporary Photography

Lot 224: Marc Cohen, Little girl hiding face, silver print, 1975. Estimate $2,000 to $3,000.
Lot 243: Latoya Ruby Frazier, Grandma Ruby and Me in Her Livingroom, archival inkjet print, 2007. Estimate $4000 to 6000.

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This auction will also include a selection of vernacular albums and archives, including important early albums from China and India, as well as travelogues, industrial archives, theatrical cabinet cards, photo-pictorial playing cards, and much more. We will also feature selections of important photojournalism, including images from the Vietnam War, OJ Simpson’s infamous trial, portraits of great American labor leaders and writers, and more.

Lot 161: Josef Koudelka, Boy on riverbank, silver print, circa 1960, printed 1980s. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.
Lot 203: Harry Callahan, Chicago, silver print, 1950. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.