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).
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In addition, the auction will offer 22 previously unpublished large prints from the NASA archives, and a selection of works by 20th century American photographers such as Walker Evans, Horst P. Horst, Weegee, Alfred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.
Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995) Portfolio entitled Alfred Eisenstaedt’s Brooklyn Bridge. Estimate $6,000 – $9,000; Image courtesy of Swann Galleries.
Inge Morath (1923-2002) Llama in Times Square. Estimate $2,500 – $3,500; Images courtesy of Swann Galleries.
Berenice 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.
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Images courtesy of Swann Galleries.
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