Issue #135  10/31/2007
Artcurial Holds Two-Part Photo Auction in Paris On Nov. 17th and 19th

Artcurial will hold a two-part photography sale, its main auction of the Fall season on Saturday, November 17th at 8 pm and on Monday, November 19th at 2:15 pm. The auctions will be held at Artcurial, Hotel Dassault, 7-9 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008, Paris, France. A printed catalogue is available for these sales and can be ordered through Artcurial.

Part I is devoted to masters of 19th-century photography. Lot 14 is a spectacular Camp de Chalons album, by Gustave Le Gray. In excellent condition, it is one of eight known complete albums, finishing with the famous Panorama du Camp. The estimate is 200 000-250 000 euros.

A major portion of this part of the sale is 151 plates from the very rare Crystal Palace album by Philipp Henry Delamotte (lots 34 to 138). Only two complete albums from this important early work are known to have survived. Individual prints by Delamotte are extremely rare at auctions.

Included in this part are photographs by Baldus, Le Gray, Cuvelier, Robert, Duchene de Boulogne and others.

Most of Part II is from an American private collection of mostly American masters. The collection of over 300 prints includes beautiful vintage works by Steichen, Brandt, Kertesz, Hine, Abbott, Walker Evans, Callahan, Arbus and William Klein.

There is also 19th and 20th-century work by Berenice Abbott, Robert Adams, Ansel Adams, Dr. Agha, Laure Albin-Guillot, Jose Alemany, Alvarez Bravo, Diane Arbus, Eve Arnold, Atget, Baltermants, Lewis Baltz, Beaton, Eduoard Boubat, Bourke-White, Brancusi, Bruehl, Caneva, Capa, Cartier-Bresson, Chochola, Larry Clark, Lucien Clergue, Charles Clifford, Coburn, Coster, Cuccioni, Cunningham, Edward Curtis, Eugene Cuvelier, De Dienes, Delano, Robert Doisneau, Frantisek Drtikol, Dr. Edgerton, Eisenstaedt, Erwitt, F.H.Evans, Walker Evans, Famin, Fassbender, Faurer, Talbot, Robert Frank, Freund, Geoffray, Giacomelli, Halsman, Heilmann, Herve, Hine, Otto Hofmann, Izis, Jacobi, Kertesz , Kaldhei, Klein, Krull, Landrock & Lehnert, Lartigue, Lauschmann, Le Blondel, Le Dien-Le Gray, Herbert List, Robert MacPherson, Henri Mailand, Man Ray, Charles Marville, Joel Meyerowitz, Duane Michals, Misonne, Morath, Morgan, Felix Jacques Moulin, Munkacsi, Revesz-Biro, Marc Riboud, Richebourg, Leni Riefenstahl, Riis, Rittase, Rothstein, Salas, Salgado, Auguste Salzmann, Jan Saudek Jeanloup Sieff, Steichen, Strand, Jean-Pierre Sudre, Adolphe Terris, Else Thalemann, Jerry Uelsmann – Vallou de Villeneuve, Pierre Verger, Romain Vishniac, Weegee, Weston, White, Winogrand, and many others.

Again, the first part of the sale will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 8 pm at the Artcurial facility in Paris. The auction can be previewed from Wednesday November 14-Saturday, November 17, from 10 am-7 pm.

The catalogues for both auctions are now online at: http://www.artcurial.com/en/ . Just go to the left section on the calendar and click on the photography auction. For catalogue information or to contact the expert for the sale, email Grégory Leroy at gleroy@artcurial.com or call +33 (0) 6 25 94 29 12, or call the general auction number at +33 (0)1 42 99 20 20. When calling from the U.S. add 011 in front and eliminate the (0).