12 Press Releases

Tag: Edward Weston

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Fine Photographs at Swann October 22 Featuring the Estate of Evelyn Z. Daitz

    Portfolios by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Edward Weston, Yousuf Karsh and more Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Platinum Portfolio, complete with 10 platinum prints, 1927–74, printed 1981. From the Estate of Evelyne Z. Daitz. Estimate $25,000 to $35,000. New York—Fine Photographs will come to auction Thursday, October 22 at Swann Galleries. The sale brings to market excellent…

    Fine Photographs at Swann October 22 Featuring the Estate of Evelyn Daitz
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    Photographs from the Ginny Williams Collection

    A model, actress, and political activist, Tina Modotti was introduced to the world of photography by her mentor and partner Edward Weston. After her husband's death, Modotti moved to Mexico City with Weston in 1923. There, she managed Weston's studio in exchange for photography lessons. Although Weston influenced Modotti, she…

    SANDY SKOGLUND -RADIOACTIVE CATS
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    Photographs

    Photographer Richard Prince captured many topics during his career, including racism, sexism, and psychosis. His interest in advertising developed after he moved to New York in 1977, working for Life magazine. His famous Cowboys series from the 1980s was taken from Marlboro ad campaigns. One of Prince’s photographs from the…

    DIANE ARBUS
  • Auction Result

    A Full Month of Fine Art Sales at Swann Shows Strength

    Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, silver print, 1985, printed 1997. Sold June 11, 2020, in Fine Photographs for $27,500. New York—Swann Galleries offered four sales of Fine Art this June, each one proving audiences are undeterred by the remote bidding format due to social distancing guidelines. Feral Benga, cast bronze,…

    A Full Month of Fine Art Sales at Swann Shows Strength
  • Artists

    Artist to Know: Imogen Cunningham

    Three Flower and Portrait Prints Available in Swann Auction Galleries Sale Imogen Cunningham, Self Portrait with Korona View, 1933. Image from the Imogen Cunningham Trust. Imogen Cunningham, a photographer who rose to prominence in the early 20th century, was faced with the challenge of establishing herself in a traditionally male-dominated…

    Self Portrait with Korona View, 1933
  • Auction Industry

    Twentieth-Century Masterworks Shine in Fine Photographs at Swann

    Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Lyon, oversize silver print, one of an edition of one, 1980. Estimate $30,000 to $40,000. New York—On Thursday, June 11, Swann Galleries will hold a sale of Fine Photographs that  features twentieth-century masterworks, landscapes, feminist and Latin American photographers, as well as pop photographica. Leading the sale is Robert Mapplethorpe’s oversize study Lisa Lyon, silver print,…

    Twentieth-Century Masterworks Shine in Fine Photographs at Swann-2
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    The Mark Isaacson and Greg Nacozy Collection

    Man Ray was known for his innovations in Surrealist photography. Female faces and figures were the primary subjects of his work, along with objects such as glass teardrops, eggs, peaches, and orbs. Although Ray experimented with sculpture, painting, film, and writing, he excelled at black-and-white photography. He invented “rayographs” by…

    Christopher Dresser, attribution, Moon flask and vase
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    Photographs

    Diane Arbus is known for her black and white photographs capturing various marginalized groups. Her interest in photography developed after she received her first camera from her husband, Allan Arbus. Together with her husband, Arbus contributed to many popular magazines, including Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, and Seventeen. The upcoming auction,…

    BRASSAÏ (1899–1984)
  • Press Release

    RESULTS | Christie’s Photographs Ansel Adams and The American West | 100% Sold By Lot

    (From left to right) Ansel Adams (1902–1984), Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley, California, 1938, gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1978-1984, titled in ink in photographer’s Carmel credit stamp [BMFA Stamp I], with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso), Price Realized: $60,000. Ansel Adams (1902–1984), Moonrise,…

    RESULTS - Christie’s Photographs Ansel Adams and The American West - 100% Sold By Lot
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    Photographs

    In the 20th century, Henri Cartier-Bresson introduced a new style of photography that helped establish photojournalism as an art form. According to Magnum Photos, he explained his approach in these terms: “For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity. It is by an economy of…

    Photographs
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    Classic Photographs

    Sotheby’s upcoming Classic Photographs auction features some of the biggest names in photography, plus some desirable discoveries. Fine 19th and early 20th century photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Eugène Atget will be offered in this sale. Other major works from Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Edward…

    Classic Photographs
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    Photographs

    “The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh,” stated Edward Weston. From portraits to still life, the works of Weston reveals his skill to transform an art form into…

    Photographs