5 Press Releases

Tag: Walker Evans

  • People

    Astrid Ullens: From Contemporary Art to Photography, a Committed Collector

    Astrid Ullens de Schooten Whettnall was born into a family that entertained the doctor and writer Georges Duhamel, soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and conductor Herbert von Karajan. A contemporary art and photography collector, she created the Fondation A Stichting 10 years ago. Astrid Ullens How did you begin collecting?I started with…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Swann to Offer Curated Sale Focused on the Artists of the WPA

    Reginald Marsh, The Waterfront, New York, oil on canvas, 1943. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000. New York— On Thursday, February 4 Swann Galleries will offer the auction: The Artists of the WPA. The multi-departmental sale will feature paintings, prints, photographs, posters, books and related ephemera by artists whose careers were sustained by…

    Swann to Offer Curated Sale Focused on the Artists of the WPA1
  • Auction Preview


    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)
  • 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.
  • Auction Preview

    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