Past Auction


Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Featuring Examples by Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Doris Ulmann, Joel Sternfeld, Ray Metzker and Ross Bleckner

  • Featuring Examples by Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Doris Ulmann, Joel Sternfeld, Ray Metzker and Ross Bleckner
  • Including Five Unused Shots by Iain MacMillan for the Beatles 'Abbey Road' Album

Doyle New York's auction of Photography on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10am 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.

Berenice Abbott is represented by a 1938 view of New York’s Flatiron Building and a remarkable series of vintage portraits of the legendary bluesman Lead Belly.

By Iain MacMillan are five unused outtakes from the Beatles’ iconic cover of the 1969 album, Abbey Road.

Among the photographs by Ansel Adams are Oak Tree, Sunset City Sierra Foothills, California [1962]; Northern California Coast Redwoods [1962]; and Leaf, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska [1948].

Early photography includes images of Native Americans by Edward Curtis, photographs of snowflakes by Wilson Bentley, and severl views of Cairo by Gustave le Gray.  

Among the other offerings are a fine run of the work of Ray Metzker; a wonderful portrait of James Dean by Roy Schatt; and works by Joel Sternfeld, George Tice, Doris Ulmann and William Wegman.

Important Frida Kahlo Archive

For information on an important archive of unpublished love letters that Mexican artist Frida Kahlo wrote to Jose Bartoli, a Spanish emigre artist, click here

Books, Autographs & Maps

For information on books, autographs and maps in the April 15 auction, as well as the Rare Book Collection of the New York City Bar Association, click here

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  • Estate of C. Wyatt Dickerson
  • Estate of Oliver D. Filley
  • Estate of Susanne Schnitzer
  • Estate of Todd May Jr.
  • Estate of William Crawford III
  • Estate of William W. Appleton
  • National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York
  • Property of a Private Collection, Washington, DC
  • The Archives of the WGN Concert Bureau
  • The New York City Bar Association
  • The property of Doyle New York
  • The property of Nancy A. Barnett

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