From Pictorialism into Modernism: 80 Years of PhotographyApr 30, 2020 10:00 EDT - May 13, 2020 10:00 EDT
Through the early 20th century, Pictorialist photography emphasized the beauty, tonality, and composition of its subject matter rather than reality. During the 1950s, photographers abandoned Pictorialism for Modernism. This style of photography produced works with a sharp focus and an emphasis on formal qualities. The upcoming Christie’s auction includes 89 lots from both artistic movements, as well as everything in between.
Showcased is a printed photograph from Edward Steichen. This photo shows a bouquet of roses and is titled Heavy Roses, Voulangis, France, 1914. It is thought to have been printed between the late 1950s and the 1960s. Also highlighted is a Clarence Hudson White platinum print from 1907. This image captures three children playing outside near a body of water. Photographs and prints by Dorothea Lange, Gertrude Käsebier, and Homer Page can also be found. To view more items from the 80 Years of Photography auction and to register to bid, visit Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (89)
# of Lots:89
Price Range:$1,200 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Edward Steichen (1879–1973) Heavy Roses, Voulangis, France, 1914|| Estimate: |
|Clarence Hudson White (1871–1925) The Pool, C. 1907|| Estimate: |
|Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) Along The Highway Near Bakersfield, California, Dust Bowl Refugees, November 1935|| Estimate: |
|Gertrude Käsebier (1852–1934) Eulabee Dix Becker, 1906|| Estimate: |
|Homer Page (1918–1985) Sleeping Negro, C. 1949|| Estimate: |
|Louis-auguste Bisson And Auguste-rosalie Bisson (1814–1876 And 1826–1900) Palais Du Louvre, Pavillion Turgot (From Architectural Images, Europe), 1860s|| Estimate: |