Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Classic Photographs at SWANN Auction Galleries NYC, February 25


When you think of auction houses one tends to employ tunnel vision and think only of Christie's and Sotheby's. But there are more contenders out there that are well worth a look.
SWANN Auction Galleries NYC for example. I'm on their snail mail mailing list and their auction - Art and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks scheduled for February 25 caught my eye and is well worth a look. You can flip through the e-catalogue HERE. Below are some of the treats on offer.

What strikes me is how inexpensive many of the works are. OK, Kertész and Cartier-Bresson and many of the photographers working in the early to mid 20th Century never editioned their prints. None-the-less US$5,000 - 7,500 for a signed copy of Kertész's Chez Mondrian photograph seems and incredible bargain.

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