From the daguerreotypes of Charles Leander Weed to Cindy Sherman and Francesca Woodman. Sotheby’s New York will restart from the Photography

Charles Leander Weed - Yosemite Valley from Mariposa Trail

Charles Leander Weed – Yosemite Valley from Mariposa Trail

Yet other auctions in New York, still photography: after Phillips de Pury it’s time for Sotheby’s, which offers the 3rd October a rich catalog of works from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Century. Also present a selection of daguerreotypes of 1850, and a rare set of 30 albumen prints depicting the Yosemite Valley by Charles Leander Weed, who lead the auction with an estimate of 250-350.000 dollars, together with Lusetti Family, Luzzara of Paul Strand, printed before the 1957. Another highlight is a complete set of the publication of Alfred Stieglitz Camera Work, estimated $ 200-300.000. In the sale are also included important examples of surrealism by Hans Bellmer, Jindrich Styrsky, Man Ray and Raoul Ubac, in the catalog with the Triomphe de la Sterilite ou Penthesilée dedicated to André Breton and printed in 1937 (estimate $ 150-200.000).
Representing Modernism there are Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston. Of the latter are available photographs of the 40s from $12.000, up to $ 150-to 200.000 Nude on Sand (Asleep) and $150-250.000 for Nude on Sand (Face Down). Keep an eye on some portfolio Eliot Porter, Brett Weston, Louis Faurer and Elliott Erwitt. Very large  dimensions (106x158cm) for Rothschild’s Giraffes from The Uganda Line, Peter Beard, while in contemporary stand Cindy Sherman – with Untitled # 19 ($ 80 to 120.000) and Untitled # 83 ($ 50-70.000) -, Marilyn Minter, Robert Polidori, Francesca Woodman.

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