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Christie’s: Photographs, London

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 aprile 2017

Erwin BlumenfeldLondon. Christie’s Photographs auction on 18 May 2017 will showcase the broad spectrum of those practising in the medium from icons of 20th century photography such as Richard Avedon, Guy Bourdin and Erwin Blumenfeld, to the fashion photographers Steven Meisel and Patrick Demarchelier as well as contemporary artists Richard Mosse, Taryn Simon and Julie Cockburn. Highlights include Helmut Newton’s Private Property Suites I, II and III, the complete set from his personal collection, that capture familiar faces from the worlds of art and fashion – Andy Warhol and David Hockney and the models Charlotte Rampling and Raquel Welch (1984, estimate: £200,000-300,000). A contact sheet by Brian Duffy documents David Bowie evolving into the character Aladdin Sane for the album of the same title (1973, estimate: £10,000-15,000) while Miles Davis is immortalised by Irving Penn as he makes the note C with his hand (1986, estimate: £70,000-90,000). A group of works by the Japanese contemporary artist Nobuyoshi Araki is presented alongside the unmistakable vision of William Eggleston seen in Untitled, (1971-2012, estimate: £80,000-120,000) and to coincide with the retrospective at Tate Britain the sale offers photographs by David Hockney. Prices in the auction range from £2,000 to £200,000, providing opportunities for collectors at every level. The works will be on view in London from 13 to 17 May 2017. (photo: Erwin Blumenfeld)

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Christie’s Paris presents photographs sales of november 2016

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 4 ottobre 2016

eugène atget.pngParis November 10 – Photographs, Including The collection of AndrÉ Derain. November 12 – Photographs Collection Claude Berri. Photographs Collection Claude Berri Saturday 12 November at 3pm Viewing: Saturday 5, Monday 7, Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9, Thursday 10, Friday 11 (10am-6pm) and Saturday 12 (10am-noon) Christie’s: 9, avenue Matignon.
When Paris becomes the capital for photography each November during the International Paris Photo fair, Christie’s fits its auction calendar to offer high-end photographs to collectors. This November, Christie’s Paris will present two important sales of photography. On the 10th, the Autumn Photographs Parisian sale will feature 123 lots estimated at €2,2-3,2, spanning mid-19th century works to contemporary images. The sale is highlighted by André Derain’s collection of photographs by Eugène Atget and a unique album by Amélie Guillot-Saguez. On the 12th, Christie’s is pleased to present Claude Berri’s collection of 69 photographs, estimated at €1,2-1,8M.
November 10 – Photographs, Including The collection of AndrÉ Derain
The auction covers photography from its early age to our contemporary days, with works from 1842 to 2010, bringing together some of the greatest photographers. Each artist’s works stands out either by its subject, icon, provenance or quality. From Girault de Prangey, Amélie Guillot-Saguez, Eugène Atget to Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Nick Brandt, the sale features a beautiful portfolio of photography’s history.
André Derain’s collection of photographs by Eugène Atget comes directly from Derain’s heirs and comes to the auction market for the first time. In total, the 53 works –including 47 by Atget– are estimated at approximately €800,000. The collection features Atget’s favourite subjects such as small traders, luxuriant gardens, shop windows, empty streets and old buildings’ facades; subjects that have made him famous. When Atget begun capturing these scenes, fame was however not the objective as he started as a salesperson, providing documents to Paris’ artists. It was notably the case of André Derain, even if they knew each other well. In some of Derain’s work, the inspiration from Atget’s photographs is obvious. Amongst the first collectors of works by Eugène Atget, were Maurice Utrillo, George Braque, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray and André Derain. With the poetry and mystery of Atget’s photographs, the Surrealists of the 1920 declared him as founder of modern photography. Another highlight of the sale is a rare and previously album containing 37 photographs by Amélie Guillot-Christie's ParisSaguez (1810-1864). The discovery of this album is major for photography’s history and confirms that Amélie Guillot-Saguez was one of, if not the first, French female photographer at the time. She was an artist who married Doctor Guillot, a physicist and chemist, and together they worked on improving the photographic process of the calotype. In 1847, the couple left France for Italy, where she started producing her first calotypes, in Rome and Naples. The 37 views gathered in this album are from this period (estimate: €200,000-300,000).
Alongside of these 19th century masterpieces, a beautiful selection of early and mid-20th century by the greatest names will be featured. It includes Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï. Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Diane Arbus, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Thomas Struth will also be represented.Amongst the contemporary photographers, works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Philip Lorca di Corcia and Nick Brandt.
November 12 – Photographs Collection Claude Berri. In addition to the modern and contemporary art sale on October 22, Claude Berri’s passion for photography will be presented in a dedicated auction on Saturday 12 November. It includes 69 works estimated at approximately €1,2M, mainly focusing on the 1930s and contemporary photography.
Elodie Morel, Head of Paris Photography department, adds: “The works that Claude Berri has cautiously chosen constitute a coherent and selective collection. His interest in the beginning of photography to contemporary creations make this auction a great journey throughout photography’s history. We are very proud to present this auction, and hope that collectors will be as enthusiast as we are”.
The French director begun building his collection by acquiring works by Eugène Atget and André Brassaï of which the collection includes prints from his famous graffiti series. From the 1950s, Berri was very fond of Paul Strand of whom two photographs are featured in the sale (each estimated at €20,000-30,000).
The contemporary section will feature large formats by Luc Delahaye that were originally exhibited at the Maison Rouge in 2005. It will also include an important photograph by Jeff Wall in a lightbox (estimated at €300,000-500,000), large prints by Hiroshi Sugimoto that Claude Berri had included in an exhibition at his Renn Espace in 1995-1996 and 1999, next to works by Alexander Rodchenko such as Ball Bearing Plant, Moscow, 1932 (estimated at €50,000 – 70,000) and Raoul Ubac (estimated at €25,000-35,000). Most of the photos of the collection were exhibited in 2003 at the Archevêché and Cloître Saint-Trophisme during the Arles International Photography Festival.
Auction: PHOTOGRAPHS Thursday 10 November 2016 at 3pm Viewing: Saturday 5, Monday 7, Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 (10am-6pm) and Thursday 10 (10am-noon) (photo: eugène atget)

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Harold Lloyd’s Historic Rogues Gallery To Be Auctioned On Friday, September 23rd

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 settembre 2016

juliens-auctionsjuliens-auctions1juliens-auctions4Los Angeles, California Harold Lloyd’s Rogues Gallery — on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Los Angeles presents Julien’s Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars, will present one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of autographed Hollywood photographs. The collection features nearly 200 rare, signed photographs from Hollywood’s Golden Era. The auction will take place at the highly-anticipated Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction event that weekend at Julien’s Auction Gallery in Los Angeles.The Rogues Gallery Autograph Collection is the most extensive and unique autograph collection amassed by the silent film star Harold Lloyd and is comprised of the most significant figures of Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” This one-of-a-kind collection is a time capsule of Hollywood, Americana and the politics of the day.Marlene Dietrich“The King of Daredevil Comedy,” Harold Lloyd is best remembered today as the young man dangling desperately from a clock tower in the 1923 classic, “Safety Last.” At the height of his career, Lloyd was one of the  most popular and highest-paid stars of his time. He made more films than his contemporaries Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton combined.Mae WestWith hits like his 1922 film “Grandma’s Boy,” Lloyd became a strong force in bringing about the advent of the “feature-length” film. Harold Lloyd’s acting career rose to prominence during the silent film era and spanned 34 years of active filmmaking, over 200 comedies and one 1928 Academy Award nomination. He was the recipient of the Academy Award for Master Comedian and Good Citizen in 1952, two George Eastman Awards in 1955 and 1957 and the Cannes Film Festival Award in 1962. During his long and illustrious career, Lloyd had dealings with remarkable actors and public figures, placing him in a very unique position to amass such a rare collection which he delighted in showing to visitors of his famed residence. This marks the first time this collection is being publicly offered.Errol FlynnJust as remarkable as the collection is the story on how it all came together in the 1930s. When Harold and his wife Mildred moved into their magnificent Beverly Hills estate “Greenacres” in 1929, one would not have imagined such a collection would become such a prominent place in their home. The house, which would later be named to the National juliens-auctions2juliens-auctions3Register of Historic Places, had been designed with a tunnel that led from the main house, under the formal lawn, to a game room and bar area. Harold had originally planned to install a bowling alley but Mildred had other ideas … most importantly how “not” to install a bowling alley.
PhotoAs a Christmas gift in 1937, Mildred and her close friend, actress Marion Davies, invited friends of Harold to send him a singular gift — their favorite portrait of themselves. Hundreds of Harold’s friends came through, resulting in a collection of Hollywood’s legendary stars and iconic actors all seen through the lens. From film luminaries to sports heroes to United States presidents, each portrait was then displayed in this underground corridor, and The Rogues Gallery was born. juliens-auctions5Harold adored and cherished every photograph sent to him with almost of all of them being inscribed to Harold. One such memorable photograph, signed by famed director Cecil B. DeMille, is inscribed “May the public never find my spectacles as funny as they find yours.”Gloria Swanson“If the walls could talk” could be the motto for such an extensive historical collection. The collection features signed photographs from such legendary Hollywood stars as Fred Astaire, Marlene Dietrich, Clarke Gable, Ginger Rogers, John Barrymore, Jack Benny, Clara Bow, Bob Hope, Cecil B. DeMille, Errol Flynn, Boris Karloff, Ginger Rogers, Louella Parsons, Feg Murray, Zane Grey, Harry Blackstone, Samuel Goldwyn, Hal Roach, Walt Disney, Irene Hervey, Sonja Henie, Loretta Young, George Burns, Bing Crosby, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis and many more.Autographed PhotoIn addition to legendary film stars, the collection includes autographed photos from some of history’s greatest legends including Babe Ruth, Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Edison, Amelia Earhart, and Helen Keller.
Harold Lloyd’s acting career rose to prominence during the silent film era and spanned 34 years of active filmmaking, over 200 comedies and one 1928 Academy Award nomination. During his long and illustrious career, Lloyd had dealings with remarkable actors and public figures, placing him in a very unique position to amass such a rare collection in which he delighted in showing to visitors of his famed residence Greenacres. This marks the first time this collection is being publicly offered. (photos: Julien’s Auctions)

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Photographs from the Forbes Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 settembre 2014

Forbes CollectionNew York – On September 29th Christie’s will present three distinct photograph auctions in New York, including the diverse ‘Photographs’ sale, and two private collection sales: ‘Photographs from the Forbes Collection’ and ‘Triple XXX: Photographs from the Collection of Don Sanders.’ Running concurrently with the September 29th sales will be an online only auction titled ‘Helmut Newton Photographs for Playboy,’ that includes 20 photographs from the collection of Don Sanders. The online auction will be open for bidding from September 23rd through October 7th at With a total of 266 lots, the sales are expected to exceed $7 million.

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A 3 day exhibition of photographs by Bettina Rheims

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 settembre 2014

bettinaLondon 11 -13 september 2014 On View at Christie’s King Street, A 3 day exhibition of photographs by Bettina Rheims. Christie’s is pleased to announce a three day solo exhibition of renowned French photographer, Bettina Rheims’ new series, ‘Bonkers! A Fortnight in London’, which will take place on 11-13 September at Christie’s King Street, London, before heading off to Camera Work gallery in Berlin. Coinciding with the launch of the book of the same name, this exhibition will showcase the latest series of photographs by Bettina Rheims which is inspired by the frivolity, charm and boldness of the young generation of British ‘It Girls’. Fond of British culture, Bettina Rheims shot her models in London, where they were surrounded and inspired by the city’s rock’n’roll and light hearted humour.

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Christie’s: Masters of the medium

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 settembre 2010

New York – On October 6 and 7, Christie’s New York will offer a broad range of  photographs from the early 20th century to the present day. Highlights include important  photographs, from many private collections including The Estate of Harry Lunn, Bruce and  Nancy Berman; and Harvey Shipley Miller and Randall Plummer. Artists such as Diane Arbus,  Ansel Adams, Man Ray, Irving Penn, William Eggleston and Lise Sarfati will be  featured prominently. The sale comprises 349 lots and is expected to realize from $4.5  million to $6.8 million.  Highlights include Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942, (estimate: $150,000-250,000), one of Ansel Adam’s most recognizable and extraordinarily  beautiful works. The work is one of nine mural prints of this image in existence and one of  six in this size. This rare example was printed in the early 1960s. Gracing the catalogue’s back cover is Man Ray’s Nude with Shadow (solarized), 1927 (estimate:  $70,000-90,000). This vintage print by Man Ray is of an exceptional quality not seen at auction in several years.

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David Bailey Sculpture

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 4 settembre 2010

London 8th September – 16th October, 2010 Pangolin London will hold the first ever exhibition of sculpture by David Bailey. Renowned as one of the world’s most illustrious photographers, Bailey’s forthcoming exhibition will shock viewers as he presents a dark and rugged collection of cast silver and bronze sculptures alongside a body of new photographs, which will underline the stark contrast between the two mediums and emphasise his versatility as an artist. The show will explore the idea that image-makers should not be confined to one discipline, as Bailey insists, “I’m not saying I’m a sculptor, I just make images. I don’t take photographs, I make them. And now I’m making something else.”
Pangolin London is one of London’s few galleries purely dedicated to exhibiting sculpture. Its close affiliation with Europe’s largest foundry, Pangolin Editions, means that Pangolin London is uniquely positioned to showcase the intimate relationship between Art and Craft and to explore in detail the magic of iconic objects made in our time.  As Europe’s leading foundry, Pangolin Editions attracts an international clientele of contemporary sculptors. This provides the perfect symbiosis to advance sculpture-making with the help of advancing technologies alongside ancient traditional skills.
From a miniature skull cast in silver to a five foot bronze, Bailey’s sculptures are distinct in appearance yet similar in purpose as they serve to remind us of our own mortality. Inspired by Picasso, it is also clear from his work that Bailey has been considerably influenced by the cult-like imagery of tribal art. This primal simplicity has shaped Bailey’s signature style from his earliest to most recent creations, albeit producing quite different results. Bailey’s sculptures, raw yet glinting with a touch of humour, awakens our basic instincts of fear, sexual desire and the inevitable onslaught of death. (bailey)

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Helmut Newton Foundation presents:”Alice Springs”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 aprile 2010

Berlin Jebensstraße 2, Friday, June 11th , 2010, 11 am Press conference  and Opening: Friday, June 11th , 2010, 8 pm. Since 1970, June Newton has been building up an independant, photographic career under the name of Alice Springs. Starting in 2005, photographs from this oeuvre have regularly been displayed in ´June´s Room´ at the Helmut Newton Foundation. Now, for the first time, her work from the past four decades will be shown there in a retrospective exhibition:from advertising to fashion photography, from nudes to portraits; more than 200 photographs by Alice Springs will be on view. (copyrights Alice Springs) Alice Springs:Yves Saint Laurent and Hazel, Paris 1978Fashion, Dépêche Mode, Paris 1971 copyright Alice (two photos)

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The conquest of the South Pole

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 marzo 2010

Hamburg March 26th, 2010, 6 – 8 pm Exhibition:  March 27th – May 14th, 2010 Flo Peters Gallery • Chilehaus C • Pumpen 8. With the exhibition Herbert G. Ponting: The Conquest of the South Pole the Flo Peters Gallery will present as of March 27th photographs of historic significance and incomparable suspense. In 1910 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set sail under the British Flag aboard the research ship Terra Nova aiming to be the first man to conquest the South Pole. Also part of the crew was a photographer and cameraman by the name of Herbert G. Ponting. With his photographs of the expedition and its participants he not only left a unique document about the beginnings of polar exploration but also lets the posterity be part of one of the last great adventures of human discovery. In 1913 the British expedition of the Terra Nova to the South Pole ended in tragedy. Robert Falcon Scott just missed the glory to be the first man on the South Pole. He lost the race to the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, who rammed the Norwegian flag into the snow just a month earlier. From the very start Scott had fallen behind with his expedition. His lack of experience in comparison to Amundsen as well as catastrophic weather conditions not only prevented a successful expedition outcome but also cost the lifes of Scott himself and four of his men. Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion, hunger and extreme cold on their way back from the Pole and only 17 kilometres away from food and shelter.
Herbert Ponting, who boarded the Terra Nova 1910 as the expeditions photographer and cameraman returned to England in 1912 with more than 1700 awe-inspiring big scale glass negatives of arctic landscapes, the scientists and the expeditions circumstances. The archive of Herbert Ponting is situated today at the Scott Polar Research Institute of Cambridge University. The Photographs on show were printed in a co-operation with the Belgian publisher Salto Ulbeek with the platinum printing method (a high quality black and white printing method) from the original glass negatives. The result is a portfolio of photographs that impresses with a comprehensive tone wedge as well as an unrivalled brilliance and three-dimensionality. Ponting died in 1935 in London. (ponting)

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Rinko Kawauchi: Condensation

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 ottobre 2009

condensationNew York until 28/11/2009 Greenwich Village, 55 Fifth Avenue, 18th Floor Mountain Fold GalleryMountain Fold is thrilled to announce the opening of an exhibition of photograhy by Rinko Kawauchi, -Condensation.- The solo show of the celebrated Japanese artist consists of old and new work that has collected like dewdrops on a leaf. Each, subject to natural providence, suggests daily, subtle movement and change. Kawauchi’s images evoke the melancholy aspect of her medium: photographs bear but fragmented witness to scenes passed.  A baby, closed-eyed, suckling from a breast the size of its head: in an unconscious moment we absorb pleasure and life, while intuiting how our being is at once fragile and robust. A second photograph presents the same contrast of peach skin and white fabric, yet herein the skin covers old, clean fingers, delicately folded around each other to create a round hidden space. That hand sphere, matching the baby’s head in size, likewise holds unknown silent secrets.  Kawauchi’s prints highlight delicate quotidian moments, rendered in soft, emotive colors. Sometimes focused on the figure, sometimes on an environment, her photographs share a pervasive sense of loss, of birth and death. Yet her work is hardly static in tone: her body of images conveys a wisdom of cyclical experiences. Hence a nighttime photograph of playground swings, caught in movement due to the recent departure of people, who will eventually return, or due to the force of the wind, or perhaps due to the apparitions presently seated on them. (condensation)

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