Issue #183  9/9/2011
Nearly 340 New Photos Go Up On I Photo Central

By Alex Novak

After coming back from my trip this summer, we have finally gotten all the results logged in and up on the websites, putting up nearly 340 new photographs, which I think was a new record--even for me. You can see these new items at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/16/30/0 .

There are now 2,180 different photographers and over 8,500 items listed for sale on I Photo Central, making it the most important place to buy photography in the market. You can search all of these here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/search.php . Of course all of our dealers welcome your business.

Lots of top vintage and contemporary pieces are included in the many images added to the site.

Some of the most important 19th-century photographers and images posted include:

--A pair of very nice Disderi uncut carte-de-visite plates, including a Polish Princess, as well as several rich prints of Armor by Disderi.

--A magical and perhaps unmatched group of Samuel Bourne images. This two-album set contains 97 key genre and architectural images (and some very strong scenes), some of which I haven't seen elsewhere--all of India and nearly all Bourne or Bourne & Shepard.

--A very rich print in near mint condition of Louis De Clercq's Tomb of the Virgin, Jerusalem, which is one of the key images in De Clercq's oeuvre.

--George Barnard's City of Atlanta, GA. No. 1 (Ruined Roundhouse in Atlanta, GA after the Atlanta Campaign).

--John Beasley Greene's Second Courtyard, Medinet Habou, Egypt (Left wall, South Side at the Southwest Corner).

--William Henry Jackson - Pueblo Indians in front of Adobe Home and Drying Rack.

--An Album of 13 Salt Prints, including a group with a leopard by the painter Auguste Jugelet.

--A large albumen print by Dr. John Murray of "The Jama Masjid, Agra".

--A very rare salt print from a paper negative by G. Roman, who was a student of Le Gray.

--A large, unique albumenized salt print from paper negative by Auguste Salzmann of terracotta statuettes that were used by Lemercier for publishing the Journal of the excavations of the necropolis of Camirros, 1858-1865, edited by A. Detaille in 1875, from the personal archives of Salzmann.

--A print of Nubie, Derr, Palais de Soliman, Kachif, Egypt by Felix Teynard that was made outside of the normal H. de Fonteny edition, probably for Teynard himself or for an assistant, and hence very rare.

--A magical daguerreotype by the Varin Freres of a "Young Violinist" with a violin almost as big as the child.

--A rare and unusual 1/4-plate ambrotype in Kiri wood case of a "Japanese Man in Traditional Garb Holding Another Ambrotype of His Portrait in Western-Style Clothing".

--A daguerreotype gold pin with Turkish Army Officer with Fez and Sword, Probably a Colonel.

--A rare and humorous ¼-plate daguerreotype of a couple of hunters being served wine and food.

--Also 19th-century images from China, Hawaii, Canada, Tibet, New Zealand, Italy, Philippines, Germany, Middle East, Turkey, etc.

Pictorialist work--some of which have elements of modernism--are also a part of this new group added:

--Heinrich Kuhn's wonderful oil transfer on tissue "Bauernhaus in Rietz" (Farmhouse in Rietz, Germany) is almost Cubist in style. This ostensibly Pictorialist photograph instead exhibits a modernist sense of form.

--An extraordinary gum print of a "Cat Stretched out on Desk with Skull, Microscopes, Photographs, Bronze of a Dog and a Glass of Water" came from a Belgium source. There are artist sketches on the walls and what look to be photographs in frames set against the back wall.

--Alfred Stieglitz's iconic Steerage, while not in the current group of new prints, did go up only a few months ago in June just before my European trip. Plus we've added a couple of other Camera Work photogravures.

--Belgium's top Pictorialist Leonard Misonne's "Rainy Street with Tram in Brussels, Belgium" is a stunner in Misonne's own process, a Mediobrome print. We also added lots of smaller contact prints from Misonne, which are little gems and very reasonably priced. Get them while you can. The source has dried up now. You can see a fine selection of some of these and other larger Misonne's here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/184/1/1 .

--Two Pictorialist Portrait Studies by Austrian Gustav Presser in bromoil transfer and carbon, which are very strong examples of his fine work.

--Laure Albin-Guillot's "Young Woman and Water Lilies" is a lovely Pictorialist example of her early work in the 1930s. You can see it and other more modernist examples of her work here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/24/1/0 .

Other new 20th-century images include:

--Two extremely important surrealist images by Raoul Ubac ("Le Combat des Penthesilees, Battle of the Amazons" and "Solarized Portrait of Aqui, Ubac's Wife").

--Andre Kertesz's "Sirene, Carousel, Luxemburg Gardens, Paris" is a surreal image from the Julian Levy Collection. You shouldn't miss the other new group of early and vintage Kertesz photographs, which you can see here in our Special Exhibit on his work: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/34/1/1 .

--An important oversized vintage group of Henri Cartier-Bresson prints that he had made for a 1955 museum show and gifted to the museum. One is the largest Cartier-Bresson print that I've ever seen (35 x 23-1/2 inches). You can see these and other Cartier-Bresson images here in our Special Exhibit on his work: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/185/1/0 .

--A very nice new group of 26 early/vintage and later signed Robert Doisneau photographs, with some of his most important and loved images, including the "Kiss" (La Brasser), Be-Bop in Club du Vieux Colombier, Monsieur Barre's Merry-Go-Round, Fernand Leger and Alberto Giacometti in Their Studios, L'Enfer (Hell), Le Tabou II, and many others. You can see the group in our Special Exhibit on Doisneau's work here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/74/1/1 , as well as other Doisneau photos that we already had in inventory.

-- Photographs from the first and only "Salon International du Portrait Photographique", which was held April 28-May 24, 1961 at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. For this major event, 30 well-known photographers were invited to photograph just one subject, the 21-year-old Anne-Marie Edvina, who was chosen for the "rare symmetry of her face", according to a New York Herald Tribune article reporting on this important exhibition. The photographic results were exhibited at the BN and were published in the New York Herald Tribune, Life International, the Journal de Seine et Oise, EPOCA, Europeo and many other publications. The photographers ranged from surrealists Man Ray and Maurice Tabard to fashion photographer William Klein to photojournalists, such as Robert Doisneau and Edouard Boubat. Other photographers included Agnes Varda, Lucien Lorelle, Sabine Weiss, Thérèse Le Prat, Loomis Dean, Rogi-Andre (Rosa Klein), Frank Horvat, Harry Ossip Meerson and Henry Moncey. You can the new Special Exhibit on this influential portrait show here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/279/1/0 .

--Three images of Paul Eluard and his apartment full of surrealistic paintings and books by Brassai. You can see them in our new Special Exhibit on Brassai here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/280/1/1 .

--Several important vintage Fashion photos by the likes of Horst and Jean Moral.

--Four images of Picasso by various photographers.

Besides the above groups, other photographers and their vintage and early prints were added, including:

-- Ilsa Bing (you can see our selection of Bing's work here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/241/1/0 ).

--Werner Bischof (his famous "Crying Boy").

--Eduoard Boubat (you can see Boubat's images here in a new Special Exhibit on his work: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/283/1/0 ).

--Brian Brake (of Picasso with his son's finger in his mouth, which is one of Brake's most famous images).

--Bruce Davidson (A young and laughing Ted Kennedy).

--Elliot Erwitt (two nudists).

--Robert Frank (Portrait of a young Norman Mailer with Drink in Hand).

--Laura Gilpin.

--Frank Gohlke.

--Kenneth Heilbron (circus pictures).

--Consuelo Kanaga (a fabulous early portrait of Max Rothko).

--Izis (Clochard by the Seine).

-- Gyorgy Kepes (an image of his wife Juliette with Peacock Feather over Her Eye).

--Francois Kollar (a surreal double Solarized Eiffel Tower).

--Jacques-Henri Lartigue (Still Life with Disembodied Hands, Fruit, and Vase).

--Jacques Lowe (J.F.K. in his airplane, "Caroline").

--Man Ray (Self Portrait in Beret).

--Willy Maywald (Portrait of Jean Cocteau in His Apartment).

--Tina Modotti (Girls in Shawls).

--Inge Morath (perhaps her most famous image, "Linda, the Llama, in Time Square, New York City" in a vintage print).

--Sanford Roth (a wonderful portrait of the French Film Director, Jean Renoir with Cigarette).

--Charles Swedlund, (Buffalo, NY, Multiple Exposure of Female Nudes).

On the contemporary side, there are new images by:

--Martin Parr's sold-out edition of "Fashion Magazine: Fashion Shoot, New York" (Woman Pumping Gas) in a large mounted and framed print.

--Two very large Daido Moriyama images: Eyeball, Documentary 78 ('86.3 Setagaya-ku, Tokyo) and Untitled (Self Portrait with Road).

--Annette Messager's huge impressive piece, " Feuilleton 2eme Episode: L'hesitation", which is a montage of colorized cut-out silver prints on board that have been remounted.

--Sheila Metzner, Diamond Necklace (Rebecca).

--Joyce Tenneson, Suzanne (her most iconic image and the cover of her book).

--Several new Stanko Abadzic images.

Also recently put up on the site in June are these contemporary prints:

--Kim Joon's "Duet-Incanto" in a 59 x 35 inch Diasec mount.

-- Nobuyoshi Araki's sold-out "67 Shooting Back (No. 159), Female Nude" in his largest print (only the second one of this image that we've had and our largest yet), which we've mounted and framed.

Plus numerous images that will knock you out from lesser known or anonymous photographers. There is something here for every budget.