Past Auction


Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10am EDT |
New York
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  • Sale of Photographs on April 26, 2017
  • Featuring Fine Art, Early Photography, Travel Albums Daguerreotypes and Photographic Literature
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Fall 2017

Doyle's auction of Photographs on April 26, 2017 offered a wide range of material encompassing fine art, early photography, such as travel albums and daguerreotypes, and photographic literature.

The sale began with a small but interesting array of 19th century photography, including four American class albums issued between 1855 and 1865. The 1865 Harvard College Photographs, the Harvard yearbook for 1865, realized a strong $5,312 dollars.

20th century photography included two images by Robert Adams, including Interstate 10, West Edge of Redlands, California, which sold for $3,125. Henri-Cartier-Bresson’s classic image of a child with two bottles of wine, grinning impishly, Rue Mouffetard, Paris 1954 realized $6,250. A group of large-format Roy DeCarava prints was offered, with Metropole Café, circa 1960, selling at $9,375 and Lonely Woman [on bus] $8,750. A group of Horst photographs performed well, with a male nude selling for $3,125 and a pair of portraits of Dame Edith Sitwell going for $2,375. In the same vein of glamour photography, the classic Frank Horvat image, Paris Couple, 1955 attained $4,375. One of the stars of the sale, a late lifetime printing Man Ray Les Larmes, signed by the artist, sold for $17,500. This was followed almost immediately by a group of a dozen Ray Metzkers: all achieved good prices, with City Whispers, Philadelphia, 1983 [83 GF 13], a classic Metzker image, achieving $9,375. An untitled vintage Art Sinasbaugh midwestern landscape, circa 1950s, reached $8,125. The classic Frederick Sommer surreal image of Max Ernst, 1946 made $16,250. A large-format Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe, 1962, attained a strong $20,000.

In contemporary photography a pair of  Thomas Struth photographs from the Die Pflanze series reached $2,375 and $2,500 respectively and an image by Michael Wolf from the Architecture of Density series, a startling view of Hong Kong urban life, sold for $2,250.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.

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