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2017-04-26 10:00:00 2017-04-26 18:00:00 America/New_York Photographs Featuring Fine Art, Early Photography, Travel Albums Daguerreotypes and Photographic Literature. Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle
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Featuring Fine Art, Early Photography, Travel Albums Daguerreotypes and Photographic Literature

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  • Sale of Photographs on April 26, 2017 at 10am
  • Featuring Fine Art, Early Photography, Travel Albums Daguerreotypes and Photographic Literature

Doyle's auction of Photographs on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10am offers fine art, early photography, such as travel albums and daguerreotypes, and photographic literature.

Frederick Sommer’s portrait of Max Ernst, taken in 1946, is his most emblematic image. Ernst and Sommer were friends, and the photograph began as a portrait against Sommer’s barn. A one second  image, Ernst’s chest moved slightly during the exposure. To counteract this subtle blur, Sommer juxtaposed a negative of a cement wall, taken in Prescott, Arizona, which had subtle seepage marks. The result of this double exposure is this masterful portrait of the Surrealist giant.

Man Ray [Emmanuel Radnitzky] first took the image Les Larmes [Glass Tears] in 1930. This cropped version of a single eye first appeared in a 1934 book of Ray's photographs. Though a later printing, this example was produced before his death in 1976 and is signed in ink by Ray on the reverse and lettered E.A. as an artist proof.

In 1956, the photographer Alfred Wertheimer, 26, was barely older than the 21-year-old singer he had been commissioned to photograph, Elvis Presley. Elvis was far from the cultural phenomenon he was to become, and Wertheimer captured an intimacy that would have been impossible a few years later. This photograph of Presley on his motorcycle resonates with many of the leitmotifs that made him a legend.

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  • Estate of Helen R. Yellin
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  • Estate of Richard D. Friedlander
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