Upcoming photo auction will include iconic images of NYC through the ages

Posted On Thu, February 9, 2017 By

Posted On Thu, February 9, 2017 By In Art, Events

Ormond Gigli (1925- ) Girls in the Windows, New York City. Image courtesy of Swann Galleries

An auction to be held at Swann Auction Galleries in Manhattan on February 14th will feature historic photos that capture the essence of New York City through the ages. The event, titled “Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks,” will put up for bid everything from classics from 19th century portraiture to Edgar Allan Poe tintypes to Nan Goldin’s evocative images of 1990s NYC. This will also be a rare opportunity to own a contemporaneous print of Lewis W. Hine’s dramatic “Empire State Building,” (c. 1930).

auction, photography, Swann, events, New York City, Walker Evans, Horst P. Horst, Weegee, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Robert Frank, Margaret Bourke-White, Roy DeCarava, Lewis W. Hine, Berenice Abbott, Dorothea Lange
Homer Page (1918-1985) The El at 86th, New York. Estimate $3,000 – $4,500; Image courtesy of Swann Galleries.

In addition, the auction will offer 22 previously unpublished large prints from the NASA archives, and a selection of works by 20th century American photographers such as Walker Evans, Horst P. Horst, Weegee, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Robert Frank, Margaret Bourke-White, Roy DeCarava, Lewis W. Hine and Dorothea Lange.

auction, photography, Swann, events, New York City, Walker Evans, Horst P. Horst, Weegee, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Robert Frank, Margaret Bourke-White, Roy DeCarava, Lewis W. Hine, Berenice Abbott, Dorothea LangeAlfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995) Portfolio entitled Alfred Eisenstaedt’s Brooklyn Bridge. Estimate $6,000 – $9,000; Image courtesy of Swann Galleries.

auction, photography, Swann, events, New York City, Walker Evans, Horst P. Horst, Weegee, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Robert Frank, Margaret Bourke-White, Roy DeCarava, Lewis W. Hine, Berenice Abbott, Dorothea Lange Inge Morath (1923-2002) Llama in Times Square. Estimate $2,500 – $3,500; Images courtesy of Swann Galleries.

auction, photography, Swann, events, New York City, Walker Evans, Horst P. Horst, Weegee, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Robert Frank, Margaret Bourke-White, Roy DeCarava, Lewis W. Hine, Berenice Abbott, Dorothea LangeBerenice Abbott, Penn Station, New York, silver print, 1936, printed 1982. Estimate $3,000 to $4,500; Image courtesy of Swann Galleries.

Estimated bidding prices range from $300 to $45,000. Though most of the prints up for sale aren’t one-of-a-kind, they were all printed very close to the negative date and made from negatives taken and selected by the artists.

[Via Gothamist]

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