Hindman Auctions to present first dedicated photography sale

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Alex Prager (American, b. 1979), Untitled (Parts 3), 2014. Archival pigment print. 48 x 74 1/2 inches. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.
Alex Prager (American, b. 1979), Untitled (Parts 3), 2014. Archival pigment print. 48 x 74 1/2 inches. Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000.

CHICAGO, IL.- On January 21, Hindman will present its first dedicated photography sale. The January Photography auction features a curated selection of rare and noteworthy photographs, including classic images by Ruth Bernhard, Margaret Bourke-White, Edward Weston, and Brett Weston, as well as contemporary works by Alex Prager, Paolo Ventura, Thomas Ruff, Shirin Neshat, and Richard Misrach. Also presented in the sale, from a Private Collection in Winnetka, Illinois, are unique works by Olafur Eliasson and Adam Fuss.

“We are thrilled to host our first ever photography sale this January,” said Hindman’s Senior Specialist Monica Brown. “The firm is looking forward to developing this category and we are eager to see how buyers respond to these thought-provoking works.”

Highlights of the sale include Alex Prager’s Untitled (Parts 3), an archival pigment print from 2014 (lot 7; estimate is $10,000-15,000). Prager, known for taking inspiration from film, fashion photography, pulp fiction, and her hometown of Los Angeles, produced this photograph featuring actress Julia Garner, for a 2014 edition of Garage Magazine, founded by Dasha Zhukova. At once surreal, glamorous, and pedestrian, the photograph is instantly recognizable as Prager’s style and iconically Los Angeles. Other standout pieces are contemporary German photographer Thomas Ruff’s Nacht 9 11 (lot 14, estimate is $1,000-2,000) and Italian photographer Paolo Ventura’s Behind the Wall #07 A & B, a diptych with digital chromogenic prints (lot 9; estimate is $8,000-12,000).

Bidding for the January 21 auction will begin at 10:00 am CT. Bidders will be able to participate via absentee bid, by phone, or live online through the Digital Bid Room. Previews for the auction will be available at Hindman’s Chicago facilities by appointment only.