13 Press Releases

Tag: Irving Penn

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    Andreas Gursky’s work leads Photographs Auction

    In the upcoming Photographs auction, Andreas Gursky’s São Paulo, Sé is one of the highlighted lots. Many of Gursky’s noted works study human behavior in private and public spaces. The offered piece from 2002 was captured at the city’s multi-level metro station. The photograph is split horizontally by six crowded…

    Andreas Gursky São Paulo, Sé
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    Photographs

    Peter Beard was a wildlife photographer whose affinity for the African wilderness was expressed in his photographs. He is today recognized for the documentation of Africa’s imperiled wildlife. By the 1970s, Beard had created his trademark by combining photographs, text from his daily journals, and found objects such as dried…

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
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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

    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)
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    Photographs

    Bruce Davidson, an American photographer, is best known for his sympathetic portrayals of communities on the margins. A selection of prints from Davidson’s East 100th Street series is a key lot in the upcoming Photographs sale, presented by Bonhams. After receiving a grant from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts,…

    IRVING PENN (1917-2009)
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    Photographs

    Featured in the upcoming Photographs auction, offered by Christie's, is a gelatin silver print titled Maureen Gallagher and A Night Feeder at Hog Ranch. This 1987 photo from Peter Beard shows a nude woman feeding a giraffe. Beard, a celebrated contemporary photographer, is known for documenting the African wilderness and…

    Photographs
  • Artists

    Artist To Know: Irving Penn

    Prints by Penn Come to Auction this March with Christie’s Born in 1917 to Russian Jewish immigrants, Irving Penn would become one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century. His work continues to turn heads when it comes to auction, reflecting his enduring influence. Ten prints from Penn…

    IRVING PENN (B. 1917). Picasso (B), Cannes, 1957
  • Exhibitions

    The Ultimate Selfies? National Portrait Gallery 'Eye to I' Traveling Exhibition Premieres March 24

    The term self-conscious takes on a whole new meaning in today’s social media era. At a time when millions of selfies are posted every day and identity is proving to be more fluid, this exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery shines a new light on self-portraiture and representation.  The show was created to…

    Self-Portrait with Rita, by Thomas Hart Benton. Oil on canvas (c. 1924). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
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    A Wonderful Life Photographs from the Peter Fetterman Collection

    The 1895 magazine cover featuring an Afghan girl was a popular cover image for National Geographic. The photograph of the girl with green eyes adorning a red headscarf has been called the “First World's Third World Mona Lisa." The archival pigment print Sharbat Gula by Steve McCurry is a featured photo of…

    A Wonderful Life Photographs from the Peter Fetterman Collection
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    Classic & Contemporary Photographs

    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…

    HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) Rue Mouffetard.
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    New York City Estate Auction

    “Sculpture for me is about the rhythm of space and time,” describes Emile Gilioli’s fondness for the art form. An eminent artist, Gilioli’s carved sculptures are fusions of art and architecture. Along with the art by Gilioli, New York City Estate Auction by Showplace And Antiques offers vast categories, from…

    Showplace Antique Design Center New York City Estate Auction
  • Press Release

    The Making of an Image: Irving Penn’s Cuzco Children

    Our October 17 sale of Classic & Contemporary Photographs features an impressive selection of portraiture from the last two centuries. The most significant is Irving Penn’s platinum-palladium print, Cuzco Children, 1960, printed 1978. Here Daile Kaplan, the house’s Vice President and Director of Photographs & Photobooks, touches on Penn’s practice and the…

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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