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.