13 mars 2011

Sotheby's New York Photographs Sale in April to Be Led By Rare Man Ray Works

Man Ray, Solarized Male Torso. Est. $70,000 to $100,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, N.Y.- Sotheby’sspring Photographs auction on 6 April in New York will offer a variety of exceptional works, from a recently-rediscovered Mathew Brady daguerreotype to Contemporary photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Richard Prince, and the multi-media master Peter Beard. Of special note are masterpieces of 20th-century photography by Man Ray, Jaromír Funke, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Walker Evans, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn, among many others.... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2011

"The Kennedys 50 Years Ago" @ Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

President Kennedy and the First Lady. Image courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Photo: Richard Avedon. WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is displaying nine photographs of President John F. Kennedy and his family taken by Richard Avedon for Harpers Bazaar. The photos will be on view until Feb. 28. During the photo session 50 years ago—the only to take place between the election and the inauguration—Avedon removed the usual activity-filled environments and set them... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2010

Richard Avedon (1923-2004), Jay Greene, grain thresher, Burley, Idaho, 8-19-83

Richard Avedon (1923-2004), Jay Greene, grain thresher, Burley, Idaho, 8-19-83. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 tirage argentique, monté sur aluminium, tiré en 1985, signé à l'encre, cachets de copyright du photographe, 'Tous droits réservés', titre, et date (au dos du montage); l'un d'une édition de trois; 119.2 x 95.8cm. (46¾ x 37½in.) - Estimate €40,000 - €60,000. Price Realized €73,000 Literature: Avedon, In the American West, Harry N. Abrams, 1985, n.p.; Avedon, An Autobiography, Random House, 1993, pl. 178 ... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2010

Richard Avedon (1923-2004),The Beatles Portfolio, London, England, 8-11-67

Richard Avedon (1923-2004),The Beatles Portfolio, London, England, 8-11-67. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010  New York: Richard Avedon Studio, 1967. 4 tirages dye-transfer, tirés en 1990; chacun signé, numéroté '2/6' à l'encre, cachets de copyright du photographe, 'Tous droits réservés', titre, date et édition (au verso); chacun à peu près 55 x 43.9cm. (21 5/8 x 17¼in.); dans une bôite blanche. Estimate €250,000 - €350,000. Price Realized €445,000 Literature: Coffin, 'The Art Beat of the '60's,' Look, vol. 32, no. 1,... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2010

"Dovima with elephants" de Richard Avedon vendue 841.000 euros, record pour l'artiste

Richard Avedon (1923-2004) , Dovima with elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 tirage argentique unique d'exposition, monté sur lin, tiré en 1978; signé au crayon, cachets de copyright du photographe, 'Tous droits réservés', titre et date (au dos du montage); cachets de copyright du photographe, reproduction limitée et de l'exposition du Dallas Museum of Art (au dos du cadre); 216.8 x 166.7cm. (85 3/8 x 65 5/8in.) - Estimate €400,000 - €600,000. Price Realized... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2010

Fifteen Classic Prints by Eugène Atget and Weston/Modotti Mexico Ensemble @ Sotheby's

Edward Weston (1886-1958), Nu ( Anita Brenner ), 1925. Tirage argentique d’époque (21,7 x 18,8 cm). Estimate: 150 000-200 000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. PARIS.- On 19 November 2010, Sotheby’s Paris will offer for sale an exceptional ensemble of photographs by leading masters of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. This third photography sale in Paris, scheduled to coincide with the Paris Photo fair, demonstrates Sotheby’s committed presence on the Parisian, European and international market. 19TH & EARLY 20TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2010

Richard Avedon Photos Headed to Paris Auction @ Christie's

Richard Avedon, Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955; gelatin silver print; courtesy The Richard Avedon Foundation © 2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation NEW YORK (AP).- One of Richard Avedon's most defining photographs is of a willowy model adorned in a Dior evening gown, a silk sash cascading down her slender leg, striking a dramatic pose against a row of circus elephants. It is signature Avedon. Dramatic but playful, an image shot on a hot summer day in 1955 at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris.... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2010

The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family on View @ the Peabody Essex Museum

All images courtesy National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Photographs by Richard Avedon SALEM, MA.- The sitter was a young president on the verge of taking office. The photographer was an internationally-celebrated fashion and portrait photographer at the top of his game. The Peabody Essex Museum presents the striking results of this historic meeting with The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family: Photographs by Richard Avedon - an exhibition of photographs taken of president-elect John F. Kennedy and his young... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2009

Christie's December Photographs Sale Offers Exceptional Array of Works

David Bailey, b. 1938) Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski, 1969, gelatin silver print, printed 1988, signed in ink, typed title and date on labels affixed (on the reverse of the frame) 33¼ x 33in. (84.4 x 83.8cm.) Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of Photographs on December 7, which will conclude the Fall 2009 season for the category. With viewings open to the public from December 3-6, the sale presents a distinct array of themes varying from the examination... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2009

Strong Performances for Fine Photographs Sale at Bonhams New York

Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958), "Nude" (Charis, Santa Monica), 1936. Gelatin silver print, mounted on slick white board, signed and dated in pencil on the mount; numbered '227N' by the photographer in pencil on mount verso, framed. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Sold for $109,800 NEW YORK, NY.- Collectors of fine photography were presented with several exceptional collecting opportunities at Bonhams’ highly anticipated Fine Photography sale on November 10th. Many of the 151 lots presented sparked strong bidding which... [Lire la suite]