The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, October 31, 2014


Museum-Quality Photographs Featured at Swann Galleries' Auction
Alexey Brodovitch (1898-1971) Untitled (from the Ballet series, Les Sylphides). Estimate: $8000 to $12000. Photo: Courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries.
NEW YORK, NY.- On Thursday, May 20, Swann Galleries will conduct a two-part auction of Photographic Literature & Important Photographs that features many scarce and significant works—both individual photographic images and books.

The auction opens with nearly 200 lots of Photographic Literature, including many sought-after monographs such as a first edition of Berenice Abbott’s Changing New York, 1939, signed and inscribed to photograph collector and dealer Howard Daitz (estimate: $4,000 to $6,000); signed and inscribed first editions of Manuel Alvarez Bravo’s Fotografias, Mexico, 1945 ($9,000 to $12,000), and Alexey Brodovitch’s Ballet, New York, 1945 ($8,000 to $12,000); as well as Robert Frank’s The Lines of my Hand, Tokyo, 1972 ($3,500 to $4,500).

There are three sumptuous examples from 21st Editions books’ Platinum Series: Sally Mann, illustrated with 10 platinum prints by the artist, plus an additional signed print, one of 100 copies, 2005 ($12,000 to $18,000); Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison’s The Book of Life, one of 75 signed and numbered copies issued with an additional signed platinum print, 2005 ($14,000 to $18,000); and Michael Kenna’s Mont-Saint-Michel, from an edition of 60 signed and numbered copies, with an additional signed print, 2006 ($10,000 to $15,000).

Among many desirable artists’ photo books are Doris Ulmann’s masterpiece Roll, Jordan, Roll, one of 350 copies signed by Ulmann and author Julia Peterkin, issued with an extra signed photogravure plate, New York, 1933 ($25,000 to $35,000); a signed limited edition of Gordon Matta-Clark’s Walls Paper, illustrated with his black-and-white photographs of decaying walls in Bronx tenements, 1973 ($4,000 to $6,000); a run of nine publications by Roni Horn documenting the geography and culture of Iceland, To Place (Books I-IX), first editions, plus a supplementary catalogue, 1990-2006 ($5,000 to $7,500 for the set); Matthew Barney’s Cremaster, Volumes 1-5, first edition, volume 5 signed by Barney, 1995-2002 ($2,500 to $3,500); and works by Andreas Gursky, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha and others.

Japanese first editions include a select group of six rare, lavishly illustrated titles by Yasuhiro Ishimoto, each signed by Ishimoto, 1955-2003 ($800 to $1,200); Yutaka Takanashi’s Toshi-e [Towards the City], two volumes, Tokyo, 1974 ($3,000 to $4,000); and Miyako Ishiuchi’s Yokosuka Story, Tokyo, 1979 ($1,500 to $2,500).

The sale’s afternoon session features more than 250 important photographs—from 19th-century cased images by unknown photographers to contemporary works by world-renowned artists. Among the earliest highlights are mammoth albumen prints of southwestern landscapes by William Henry Jackson; plates from Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion; Julia Margaret Cameron’s portrait of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, albumen print, 1869 ($12,000 to $18,000); an album with 49 views of old Japan by Felix Beato, circa 1872 ($8,000 to $12,000); and an early album by Pierre Pullis containing 50 photographs of the construction of the New York City subway, 1900-1902 ($12,000 to $18,000).

Modernist works of note include Imogen Cunningham’s elegant Magnolia Blossom, silver print, 1925, printed 1970s ($12,000 to $18,000); Edward Weston’s sensual Nude (Charis), silver print, 1935 ($35,000 to $45,000); and several of Alexey Brodovitch’s ballet images gifted and inscribed to a friend, among them one from the series Septičme Symphonie, and one from Les Sylphides, silver prints, 1935-37, printed 1950s-early 60s ($10,000 to $15,000 and $8,000 to $12,000 respectively).

There are also several groups of Farm Security Administration photographs by photographers such as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn and Marion Post Wolcott.

From the late 20th and early 21st centuries are Helmut Newton’s provocative Rue Aubriot, Paris, silver print, 1975 ($14,000 to $18,000); Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled (spigot and pail), silver print, 1979 ($7,000 to $10,000); two of William Eggleston’s untitled dye-transfer prints from his Graceland series, 1983 (each $7,000 to $10,000); Shirin Neshat’s I am its Secret, chromogenic print, 1993 ($8,000 to $12,000); Sally Mann’s Antietam #16, silver print, 2000-2002 ($20,000 to $30,000); and the BAM [Brooklyn Academy of Music] Portfolio, with 11 original photographs by contemporary artists including Avedon, Fuss, Prince, Serrano, Sherman, Leibovitz and others, 2000 ($18,000 to $22,000).

The auction will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 20 with Photographic Literature, and will continue at 2:00 p.m. with Important Photographs.

The photographs and books will be on public exhibition at Swann Galleries Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Monday, May 17 through Wednesday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Swann Galleries | Photographic Literature & Important Photographs | Manuel Alvarez Bravo |




Last Week News

May 4, 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderón Visits Frida Kahlo Exhibition at Martin Gropius Bau

Allen Ginsberg's Photographs Featured in First Scholarly Exhibition

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Gets $22.5M Gift from DeVos Family

Francis Newton Souza Revealed & Celebrated at Christie's in June

Lourdes Fernández, Resigns as Head of IFEMA"s ARCOmadrid

Matthew Bown Gallery Turns Off Its Lights for New Exhibition

Exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum Looks at Jewish Magic through the Ages

Kazuyo Sejima Presented the 12th Biennale of Architecture

17th Biennale of Sydney Announces Major Artist Projects

Everson Announces Groundbreaking Gift from Local Foundation

Skate's LLC Introduces Three New Art Collector Resources

Historic Oriental Carpet Sells for $9.59 Million; Twice Previous High Price

Ninth Annual Affordable Art Fair New York City Encourages Art in Our Everyday

Hong Kong-Based Artist Simon Birch Challenges Established Paradigms in Art

Historic Golden State Commemorative Diamond Jubilee Coin on the Auction Block

Art Exhibition Celebrates New Orleans Cultural History

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Announces Public Phase of Campaign for the Gardner

"American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" Opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Carlos Basualdo and Pippo Ciorra Announced as New Curators at Maxxi

Asian Auction House to Offer Tips on Art Investing

Crow Collection of Asian Art Presents Bamboo Works from the Clark Center and the Art of Motoko Maio

May 3, 2010

Dutch Queen Beatrix Inaugurates Newly Renovated and Enlarged Villa Vauban in Luxembourg

Flush Collectors Ready to Spend Again at Auctions of Rare Art

Kresge Goes for the "Bold" with New Summer Exhibition

MoMA Announces Exhibition of New Architectures of Social Engagement

Manhattan Mogul Elie Hirschfeld Acquires Important Painting by Francoise Gilot

Boston's MFA Uses Dassault's 3D Tech to Study Pyramids

South African Photographer David Goldblatt Exhibits at the Jewish Museum

Es Baluard Museum Opens Exhibition of Photographs by Lou Reed

Nolan Artwork an Early Birthday Present for the National Gallery of Victoria

Canadian and U.S. Photographers Compete for 2010 Grange Prize

Exhibition of New Works by Shirazeh Houshiary at Lehmann Maupin

Acclaimed Artist and Filmmaker Gerry Fox Exhibits at Eleven Fine Art

Metal Sculptor is Focus of New Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition

Cash-Strapped Museums Must Work Together to Keep Building and Refreshing their Collections

After Six Weeks of a Formidable Run of Exhibits, the FotoFest 2010 Biennial in Numbers

Tamar Getter and the Grotesque Circle of Chalk at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Contemporary Video Installation Features Public Internet Images of the ROM

Frieze Magazine Announces Call for Entries for Writer's Prize

Oc-Eo Art to Manage Sale of Rare Indian Contemporary Masterpiece

Art Brussels 2010 Breaks All Records!

May 2, 2010

Two Person Exhibition by Michael Joo and Damien Hirst at Haunch of Venison in Berlin

Expanded Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Opens Its Doors

Israeli Artist Avigdor Arikha Dies at 81 on Thursday in Paris

Metronom to Show Works by Bruno Cattani, Michele Buda and Enrico Moretti

Socrates Sculpture Park Presents Eleven New Works

Photos of Women's Pub Outings Offer a Snapshot of Churchillian Post-War Spirit

Denver Art Museum to Unveil Artist-Centric American Indian Galleries

Key Figure in Minimalist Painting, Jo Baer, Exhibits at Barbara Thumm Gallery

Susan Wides Explores NYC and Its Environs in Exhibition at Kim Foster Gallery

Sale of Southeast Asian Modern & Contemporary Art Announced at Christie's

Marc Jancou Contemporary Showing Videos and Sculptures by Meredith James

Kendell Geers' "Handgrenades From My Heart" at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen

Site-Specific Installation by Jiri Kovanda at the Secession

Midlands Arts Centre Opens Following 15 Million Pound Transformation

Michael Snow Pushes Every Possible Button of Artistic Expression at Klosterfelde

TheGreatNude Invitational to Highlight Artworks Featuring the Nude Form

Haitian Study from Now Destroyed Port-au-Prince Cathedral Mural Added to Bonhams Sale

Austria at the EXPO 2010 Shanghai Features Mozart's Music

Giant Maya Figureheads to be Restored

OJ Simpson Acquittal Suit Arrives at Newseum in DC

May 1, 2010

Shanghai Opens Multi-Billion-Dollar Expo with Dazzling Display of Fireworks

Interesting Survey of Key Artistic Schools at Sotheby's Sale

Oakland Museum of California Reopens with Dramatic Presentation of Collections

Leading Works Light Up Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Rare Guercino Painting Acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum

New Photography and Sculpture by Liu Bolin at Eli Klein Fine Art

First Contemporary Sculpture Acquisition for Dulwich Picture Gallery

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Makes Over 3,000 Items Available for View Online

Shane Guffogg and Jon Krawczyk: Neo-Modern at Leslie Sacks Fine Art

Mario Ybarra Jr. Presents Two Installations at Galerie Michael Janssen

Gans Gift of 50 Works of English Silver Elevates Stature of VMFA's Collection

National Maritime Museum Launches Toy Boats Exhibition

Big Guns Turn Out for Bonhams Fine Arms & Armour with a 1.1 Million Pound Result

Burials Were Discovered at Tlatelolco

Amon Carter Museum Receives $118,000 in Education Grants

Florida GOP Plans to Auction Oil Painting of Gov. Charlie Crist

Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago at the Brunei Gallery

Magnificent Russian Imperial Orders will Be Sold by Morton & Eden/Sotheby's

Great British Composers: From Elgar to Ades at the National Portrait Gallery

Russian Businessman and Owner of Stalin Museum, Vasily Bukhtiyenko, Killed in Russia

April 30, 2010

Shanghai Opens Multi-Billion-Dollar Expo with Dazzling Display of Fireworks

Sotheby's to Sell John Lennon's Handwritten Lyrics for A Day In The Life

Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art at the British Library

Exhibition in Venice Examines the Evolution of Utopian Ideas

Breathtaking Chihuly Exhibition Among Meijer Gardens' Largest

Michael Darling is Named New Chief Curator of MCA Chicago

New Work from Greg Smith on View at Susan Inglett Gallery

George IV's Tastes in Dutch Art on Show in Edinburgh, Scotland

Sampson and Horne's Legacy Makes Over 1 Million Pounds at Bonhams

Landscapes by Liebermann, Corinth, and Slevogt at Wallraf-Richartz Museum

Vinyl Factory Releases Exclusive Art Edition by Grace Jones & Chris Levine

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Announces Portrait, Sculpture

New, Six-Part Series by Andreas Gursky at Sprüth Magers in Berlin

National Archives Opens Groundbreaking Civil War Exhibition

Group Exhibition Curated by Gao Minglu Opens at Contrasts Gallery

Denise Grünstein Exhibits Four Series of Photographs at Kiasma

Anna Artaker Continues Her Work on Death Masks at the Secession

Pictures, Objects, Concepts from the Collection of Herman and Nicole Daled at Haus der Kunst

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Opens Multimedia Retrospective of Jazz Musician Miles Davis

New Photography Exhibit at BYU Presents Sly Examination of Suburban Life in 1970s America

April 29, 2010

Exhibition of Monumental Sculpture by Colombian Artist Fernando Botero at Marlborough

British Artist Roger Hiorns Creates Sculpture for Art Institute

Most Comprehensive Show of Frida Kahlo's Work Ever Staged Opens in Berlin

Santiago Calatrava Collaborates with the New York City Ballet

Iconic Portraits of Powerful and Influential Figures at Atlas Gallery

Joseph Kleitsch Highlights Auction of California and Western Paintings

Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordstrom Exhibit at David Zwirner

Anne Frank's Full Diary on Display at the House Where She Wrote It

Cleaners Paint Over Priceless Stencil of a Rat by Banksy

Los Angeles Artist Mark Ryden Presents New Work at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Single-Owner Collection of The Who Memorabilia Highlights Christie's Sale

Lee Bul's Utopian Modernity on View at Lehmann Maupin

Ackland Art Museum Receives Extraordinary Gift of 51 Works

National Portrait Gallery Announces BP Portrait Award 2010 Shortlist

Sculptural Installations by Francis Upritchard at Vienna's Secession

Fantasies and Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the Print Opens at Everson

New Work by British Painter Nigel Cooke at Stuart Shave/Modern Art

Woodmere Museum Collection Brings Noteworthy Results at Bonhams

California Dealer Reaches Plea Deal in Phony Picasso Case

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Related Stories



American paintings, scarce contemporary works bring high prices at Swann Galleries' auction

Atelier 17 and its connection to abstract expressionism and the New York School at Swann Galleries

Swann Galleries' announces stellar selection of fine photographs for October sale

Swann Galleries' announces autumn auction of African-American fine art in October

Rare Works by Irving Penn and Robert Frank Featured in Swann Galleries' Auction

Rare Photographic Albums and Portfolios Break Records at Swann Galleries' Auction

Reginald Marsh Drawings, Andy Warhol Prints Among Highlights of Swann Galleries' November 18 Auction

Swann Galleries Sets World Record Price For Any Print by James A. M. Whistler Sold at Auction

Important Whistler and Old Master Prints at Swann Galleries' Three-Part Print Auction

Multiple Record Prices at Swann Galleries' Auction



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site