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Ansel Adams’ experiments with large photographic prints, though revolutionary during his time, would go on to influence contemporary photographers for decades to come. In 1944, Adams photographed an encampment of over 10,000 Japanese Americans who had been forced from their homes by the War Relocation Authority. His large mural titled Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine California was taken while photographing these internment camps in Manzanar, California. This mural will be highlighted in the upcoming Photographs auction, offered by Phillips. Works from John Baldessari, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Charles Sheeler are offered as well.
Sheeler’s photograph of the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit is particularly highlighted. Sheeler was hired to photograph the factory, the largest industrial complex in the world at that time. The available silver print, produced in 1927, depicts the bleeder stacks that released excess pressure from the tanks below.
Also featured is Andy Warhol’s Self Portrait with Basquiat. One of the leading figures of the Pop Art movement, Warhol is best known for his series of silkscreened prints with celebrities. The polaroid portrait, which was produced in 1982, shows Jean-Michel Basquiat and Warhol smiling after completing a series of portraits of the younger artist. Browse the full catalog for this sale and register to place a bid on the Phillips website.
Lot Categories:Photographs (236)
# of Lots:236
Price Range:$1,500 - $500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Ansel Adams- Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine California|| Estimate: |
|Charles Sheeler- Ford Plant, River Rouge, Bleeder Stacks, Detroit|| Estimate: |
|William Eggleston- Flowers|| Estimate: |
|Henri Cartier-Bresson- Rue Mouffetard, Paris|| Estimate: |