Featuring Property from the Estate of Jude Peterson
Doyle New York will hold an auction of Photographs on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. The sale will feature iconic images by some of the most renowned names in the history of photography, spanning the early period of the medium up to the present day. A feature of the sale will be property from the Estate of Jude Peterson. The public is invited to the exhibition on view from Saturday, October 24 through Monday, October 26. Doyle New York is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan. Doyle New York is honored to offer the Jude Peterson Collection. A superb group of images, generally in pristine condition, these were collected over twenty years by a knowledgeable aficionado. Among the earlier photographs in his Collection, there is a mammoth-plate Carleton Watkins, Down the Yosemite Valley (est. $1,500-$2,500). Also on offer is a large group of Frank A. Rinehart's compelling platinum prints of American Indians, beautifully posed portraits that document Native Americans with considerable dignity and little sentimentality. This Western segment of the Collection is rounded out with a fine example of Edward S. Curtis's Three Chiefs, Piegan (est. $4,000-$6,000), a handsome platinum print signed by the photographer. Among the most startling images in the Collection is a very large format version of Andr Kertsz's signature image Chez Mondrian (est. $8,000-$12,000). The tones in this photograph are lustrous, and at 19 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches this is an imposing photograph usually found in far smaller sizes. Another singularly lambent image is Minor White's exquisite photograph of the play of light from a window, Windowsill Daydreaming, (est. $3,000-$5,000), conceptually part of that artist's sequence Sound of One Hand Clapping. Jude Peterson focussed much of his collecting attention on modern American masters, so there is a spectacular collection of Aaron Siskind, somewhere in excess of thirty photographs, including such classics as Morocco 93 1982 (est. $1,000-$1,500) and Gloucester 1H 1944 (est. $1,200-$1,800). His fondness for Brett Weston is shown by the twenty-two images in the collection, which include one of the series Nude in pool, Carmel Valley, California (est. $2,000-$3,000), and the same photographer's Reflections, California (est. $1,000-$1,500). Also represented is Edward Weston himself, with twelve photographs, including a vintage Cabbage Leaf (est. $4,000-$6,000), as well as numerous Cole Weston printings of his father's work, including two copies of Pepper N.30 (est. $4,000-$6,000). Other artists represented include Joel-Peter Witkin, History of the (White) World: Venus and the Magdalen, Paris 1994, one of six copies (est. $2,500-$3,500). There is also an example of Paul Caponigro's Running White Deer, Wicklow, Ireland (est. $2,500-$3,500). In addition, the Collection contains photographs by Michael Kenna, Carl Chiarenza, Cy de Cosse, Michael Kenna, Annie Leibovitz (her portrait of Meryl Streep), Josef Sudek, Bradford Washburn and a host of others. In addition to the Peterson Collection, we offer a group of fifteen fine photographs by Robert Doisneau, including the classic Le Baiser de l'Hotel De Ville-1950 (est. $8,000-$12,000) and his Un regard oblique-1948 (3,000-$5,000); a small group of Ruth Bernhard including two of her Oregon Coast views, with notations indicating that these are proofs; and photographs by Berenice Abbott, Guy Bourdin, Burt Glinn, Philippe Halsman , Arthur Tress and many others. This will be an exceptional sale of Photography.