The 1895 magazine cover featuring an Afghan girl was a popular cover image for National Geographic. The photograph of the girl with green eyes adorning a red headscarf has been called the “First World’s Third World Mona Lisa.” The archival pigment print Sharbat Gula by Steve McCurry is a featured photo of the upcoming auction by Bonhams.
The auction also offers works of Vogue magazine photographer Irving Penn. The 1971 photograph by Penn titled Guedras in the Wind is presented at the highest estimate. Guedra is a dance form in Morocco where the women dance on their knees with their faces covered with a piece of fabric. The platinum-palladium print mounted on aluminum represents Penn’s experiment with different printing techniques. Other highlights include photographs by Ormond Gigli, Ansel Adams, and Pentti Sammallahti. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bonhams.
# of Lots:124
Price Range:$1,000 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Guedras in the Wind, platinum-palladium print by Irving Penn|| Estimate: |
|Girls in Windows, chromogenic print by Ormond Gigli|| Estimate: |
|Ice on Ellery Lake, gelatin silver print by Ansel Adams|| Estimate: |
|The Afghan Girl, Sharbat Gula, archival pigment print by Steve McCurry|| Estimate: |
|Koylio, gelatin silver print by Pentti Sammallahti|| Estimate: |