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Tag: Robert Mapplethorpe

  • Auction Result

    Around the Auction World: September 2022

    What were the top stories in the auction industry this month? Illustrations for Moby-Dick. Image courtesy of Christie’s. Auction Highlights Book lovers flocked to Christie’s for a timed auction of all things Herman Melville this month. The auction house presented a timed sale of the Herman Melville Collection of William…

    Around the Auction World September 2022-2
  • Auction Industry

    Underappreciated Contemporary Artists in the Limelight at Stair’s December Auction

    Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith (With Neck Brace), 1978. Image courtesy of Stair. Stair’s early December art auction will put underappreciated contemporary artists on the global map this season. Stair is summing up 2021 with an amalgamation of works spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. The sale offers paintings, works on…

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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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    Queer Art, Ephemera & Historical Material at Swann Galleries August 19

    Featuring Tom of Finland, Gerda Wegener, JEB, Lesbian pulp fiction and more Tom of Finland, Home – Secured, colored pencil on paper, 1982. Estimate $60,000 to $90,000 New York— Swann Galleries’s third annual auction dedicated to the art, material culture, and history of the LGBTQ+ community will be held on…

    Queer Art, Ephemera & Historical Material at Swann Galleries August 19-1
  • 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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    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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    Robert Mapplethorpe’s Photos Highlight Upcoming Hindman Auction

    In the upcoming photography auction, presented by Hindman, Robert Mapplethorpe’s black-and-white photograph titled Calla Lily will be available for bidding. This particular piece comes from Mapplethorpe’s series of flower photographs, which were taken throughout his career. These images represent his fascination with nature’s beauty, a departure from his previous focus…

    Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Calla Lilies, 1988
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    WM Hunt’s Evocative Photography Collection Comes to Auction with Christie's

    An American photographer, George Krause began his artistic journey while serving in the U.S. Army (1957-59). In his spare time, he would move around the neighborhoods of South Carolina and photograph the cultural landscapes. One of the key highlights of the upcoming Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection sale, presented…

    RICHARD AVEDON (1923–2004)
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    From A Universal Collector – The Olbricht Collection

    Cindy Sherman’s self-portraits have defined her artistic career after over four decades of development. By placing herself in different scenes and roles, she has intimately explored perceptions of feminism and representation. Van Ham’s upcoming auction of the Olbricht Collection will highlight three Sherman self-portraits, including a black-and-white print from her…

  • Auction Industry

    Swann Galleries Presents Second Annual Auction of LGBTQ+ History and Culture

    August Auction to Benefit NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project Following the success of their inaugural Pride Sale in June of 2019, Swann Galleries will offer the upcoming LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture, & History auction on August 13th, 2020. Nearly 300 lots will be presented, including key pieces from Robert Mapplethorpe,…

    Swann Galleries Presents Second Annual Auction of LGBTQ+ History and Culture3
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    LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History

    Much of Swann Galleries’ second annual auction highlighting the art, material culture, and history of the LGBTQ+ community contains items from the 20th century. There are also a few lots from the 19th century, including a pair of Oscar Wilde autographs, an albumen print of Wilde, and a portrait of…

    MARIETTE LYDIS (1887-1970)
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    Estate Liquidation Auction

    Yoshitomo Nara is a Japanese artist known for his drawings of children in both sweet and rebellious forms. The introduction of Western pop culture in Japan has strongly influenced his works. Nara’s primary-colored depictions of innocent children in sinister forms express the struggle of rapid modernization and post-war culture. The…

    Attr. Peter Max Taylor Swift Acrylic on Canvas
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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)
  • 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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    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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    Chicago — Hindman will continue to host remote auctions in the month of May with a week-long line up of Fine Art and Design auctions, beginning May 19.  Hindman’s Post War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Photographs, American and European Art, Modern Design and Early 20th Century Design auctions will collectively offer almost 600 lots of…

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    Premier Auction – Session II

    Black and white portraits by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe have received worldwide recognition. The artist’s technique is shown through his polaroids, highlighting aspects of New York society. A flower arrangement monochrome print by Robert has been offered at the highest estimate in the upcoming auction by Brunk Auctions.  An illustration titled…

    Premier Auction – Session II
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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
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    Contemporary Photographs

    Sotheby’s third annual Contemporary Photographs auction in New York is a showcase of significant contemporary works by the likes of David Hockney, Cindy Sherman, Robert Rauschenberg, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Prince, Annie Leibovitz, and many more. Of the many fine pieces up for bid, those that are likely to…

    Contemporary Photographs