The sculptural images of the female form captured by San Francisco photographer Ruth Bernhard was a source of inspiration for generations of artists. Her light-infused black-and-white female nudes became her best-known subjects. She produced photographs for the Museum of Modern Art’s first exhibition catalog. Several of Bernhard’s celebrated works will be offered in the upcoming Photographs Monthly Online Auction hosted by Heritage Auctions. The artist’s selenium-toned gelatin silver print, titled Classic Torso with Hands, is a highlight of the sale.
The auction also features works by John Schabel, Thomas Annan, and Marion Post Wolcott, among others. John Schabel’s Untitled (Passenger #8-438) is among the top lots of the auction. For his Passenger series, Schabel used a telephoto lens to capture close-up photographs of airline passengers awaiting takeoff. Thomas Annan’s Close, No. 75 High Street is another notable item. Annan began his series of thirty-one photographs of the slums of Glasgow in 1868. The available lot shows washing lines strung between the windows of a street. Additional lots include five photographs of American life by Marion Post Wolcott, one of James Dean on the set of Giant by Richard Crump Miller, and a digital pigment print of Bob Marley by Richard E. Aaron. View the complete catalog and register to bid online on the Heritage Auctions website.
Lot Categories:Photographs (107)
# of Lots:107
Price Range:$200 - $5,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Ruth Bernhard (American, 1905-2006) Classic Torso with Hands, 1952||
|John Schabel (American, b. 1951) Untitled (Passenger #8-438), 1994||
|Philippe Halsman (American, 1906-1979) Marilyn||
|Raúl Corrales (Cuban, 1925-2006) La caballeria (The Calvary), 1960||
|Bernard Gotfryd (Polish/American, 1924-2016) James Earl Jones, 1960s||
- Fine Art
- Black and White Photographs
- Colored Photographs
- Gelatin Silver
- Heritage Auctions
- John Schabel
- Marion Post Wolcott
- Ruth Bernhard
- Thomas Annan
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