18 Press Releases

Tag: Robert Frank

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    Pook & Pook Presents Early Copies of Newton’s Method of Fluxions and Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy

    In the early 18th century, a controversy between great minds rocked the world of academic mathematics. Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz argued over who had first invented calculus. Leibniz technically published his mathematical theories first in 1684 with “Nova Methodus pro Maximis et Minimis,” shared in the Acta Eruditorum…

    The Methods of Fluxions and Infinite Series
  • Auction Industry

    Swann Celebrates 70 Years of Fine Photography Auctions

    Swann Auction Galleries held its first fine photography auction, titled The Marshall Sale, in the United States in 1952. Swann now marks 70 years of events supporting photography as an artistic medium. The house will present a total of 251 lots in an upcoming sale to commemorate this anniversary. Swann’s…

    Swann Celebrates 70 Years of Fine Photography Auctions3
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    Robert Mapplethorpe’s Self-Portrait and Peter Beard’s Photograph of Francis Bacon Come to Auction

    American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe documented the queer subculture in New York in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. Mapplethorpe was also celebrated for his subversive nudes, floral still lifes, and monochrome portraits and self-portraits. His classic hand-colored photostat self-portrait from 1972 is a key highlight of an upcoming Christie’s auction.…

    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) Self-Portrait, 1972
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    Photographs & Photobook at Swann May 27

    American Icons Feature with Roy DeCarava, Dorothea Lange, Alma Lavenson, Robert Frank & more Robert Frank, Covered Car, Long Beach, California, silver print, 1955–56, printed 1971. Estimate $50,000 to $70,000. New York—Exploring the thematic and visual diversity of the photographic medium, Swann Galleries’s auction of Photographs & Photobooks on Thursday,…

    Photographs & Photobook at Swann May 27-1
  • Auction Industry

    Sotheby’s Photographs Celebrates 50 Years by Auctioning 50 Masterworks

    Harry Callahan, Barbara and Eleanor, Chicago, 1953. Image from Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s Photographs department will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a major timed sale that crosses the Atlantic Ocean. The auction house will present 50 photographic masterworks, with lots 1 - 25 available in New York and lots 26 - 50…

    Sothebys Photographs Celebrates 50 Years by Auctioning 50 Masterworks5
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    William Eggleston’s Photograph Leads Upcoming Phillips Sale

    William Eggleston is one of the most influential 20th-century photographers in art history. About his photography, he once said, “I’ve never felt the need to enhance the world in my pictures, because the world is spectacular enough as it is.” An example of his work, titled William Eggleston's Graceland, will…

    William Eggleston's Graceland
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    Photographs by Lewis Wickes Hine and Man Ray Highlight Christie's Sale

    An American photographer and sociologist, Lewis Wickes Hine often wielded his camera as an instrument of social change. In the 1910s, the National Child Labor Committee used Hine’s documentary-style works to advocate the elimination of child labor in the United States. A rare vintage print of Lewis Wickes Hine’s Mechanic…

    Lewis Wickes Hine (1874–1940) Mechanic and Steam Pump, 1921
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    How Has the Media Covered Beeple and NFTs?

    Screen capture of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street as it reports on Beeple and NFTs. “I can say non-fungible… what is it? Uh, non-fungible…” began a co-host of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, reeling after learning that Beeple’s digital artwork had just sold for USD 69.3 million. Christie's sent shockwaves…

    How Has the Media Covered Beeple and NFTs1
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    Upcoming Phillips Auction Highlights 20th-Century Photographs

    The upcoming Photographs auction, presented by Phillips, examines the craftsmanship of contemporary photography. Held on October 14th, 2020 starting at 10:00 AM EDT, the sale will include works from fashion, portrait, and fine art photographers. Leading the lots are works from the 20th century. Dorian Leigh, Schiaparelli Rhinestones, Pré-Catelan, Paris,…

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    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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    Legends, Landscapes, and Lovelies | Photographs

    The assassination of Robert Kennedy on June 5th, 1968 came as a shock to many Americans. Three days after the unfortunate incident, a funeral train took Kennedy from New York to his final resting place in Washington, D.C. As the train carried on its journey, thousands of people gathered along…

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    Fine Photographs

    Robert Mapplethorpe was known for his black and white photographs of celebrities and both male and female nudes. His often controversial images sparked many discussions and debates about the right to freedom of expression. The upcoming auction, presented by Swann Auction Galleries, highlights the work of Mapplethorpe featuring the first…

    (DIEGO RIVERA) (1886-1957)
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    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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    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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    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…

  • Artists

    The Artist Who Kept His Dreamy, Colorful Street Photography Secret for Decades

    Saul Leiter, Red Umbrella, 1951, from “Early Color.” Courtesy of Steidl. As New York’s famous mid-century photographers set out to capture the city in shades of black and gray, Saul Leiter  rendered its unassuming details in expressive color. Using temperamental expired film, Leiter saw the streets in sharp punches of red and vast…

    Saul Leiter, Red Umbrella, 1951, from “Early Color.” Courtesy of Steidl.
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    Born in New York City in 1923, Richard Avedon became one of the most revolutionary photographers of the 20th century. His sophisticated, refined, and minimalistic style has pushed the boundaries of contemporary photography. The works of Richard Avedon and similar photographers are profiled in the upcoming Photographs auction offered by Bonhams. One…

    Alec Soth (born 1969)/AuctionDaily
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    Phillips Auction

    Whether it be nudes, floral still life, or self-portraits that play with light, shadow, and composition, Robert Mapplethorpe’s works were mostly concerned with Classical quality of beauty. Along with Mapplethorpe's photograph, the auction organized by Phillips Auction discovers an array of photographs by prominent artists such as Cindy Sherman, Robert Frank, and…

    ROBERT FRANK - Parade, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955/AuctionDaily