The lens of Irving Penn is known to capture a deeper personality of the subjects. Among the highlights of Classic & Contemporary Photographs by Swann Auction Gallery is a photograph by Penn. This photograph portrays a pair of native children who arrived barefoot, dressed in tattered clothing and floppy native hats to his studio.
The auction also presents the work of a famous 20th-century photographer, Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Álvarez Bravo’s work sways between dream and reality. His ability to transform everyday life into monumental art has established him as one of the important figures in Latin American Photography. The auction offers a portfolio of photographs by Álvarez Bravo with an estimated value of $30,000.
Collectors looking for a means of creative expression can also find photographs by Roy Decarava in the collection. Decarava’s photograph entitled “Boy with Bowed Head” seems to convey a sense of loneliness and isolation. View the catalog and register to bid on Swan Auction Gallery
Lot Categories:Photographs (429)
# of Lots:429
Price Range:$450 - $120,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Irving Penn (1917-2009) Cuzco Children, Peru, December.|| Estimate: |
|Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902-2002) A Portfolio Entitled Photographs By Manuel Álvarez Bravo.|| Estimate: |
|Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) The North American Indian, Portfolio Ii [Apache, Pima, Pagago, And Mohave].|| Estimate: |
|W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) The Spinner, Spanish Village.|| Estimate: |
|Roy Decarava (1919-2009) Boy With Bowed Head.|| Estimate: |