Issue #197  6/5/2013
Major French Auction of Cartier-Bresson Photo Group and Other Key Photographers, Including Kertesz, Lartigue, Penn, Molinier

The French auctioneer Christophe Joron-Derem will auction off a unique group of works by 20th-century masters of photography, as well as a collection of vintage prints dating from the 19th century.

The sale will take place in Paris at the Hôtel Drouot (Salle or room 2) on Monday, June 17th at 2 pm (Paris time).

Photographs will include an exception group of 40 Henri Cartier-Bresson photographs use for all the famous edition by his publisher Delpire. The images are some of the most famous works of photojournalism done by Cartier-Bresson, from 1933-1954, and include:

--Spain, 1933 (8 prints)

--Mexico, 1934 (2 prints)

--London, 1938 (1 print)

--Boston, 1947 (1 print)

--Kashmir, 1948 (1 print)

--China, 1948 and 1958 (9 prints)

--Dublin, 1952 (1 print)

--U.R.S.S, 1954 (10 prints)

Included in this ensemble are an additional six portraits done by Cartier-Bresson for Vogue Magazine in 1962 including images of: Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg, Alberto Giacometti, Henri Matisse in Vence, (1944, printed in 1960), Alberto Giacometti, Galerie Maeght, 1961. There is also a print of Cartier-Bresson's "Un dimanche sur les bords de Marne."

The majority of the photographs are either original vintage prints or printed later, circa 1970. Each work is accompanied by an authorization of sale from the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. The Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson has also provided the catalogue entry for each of the aforementioned lots.

Other important work by other photo masters include:

--André Kertész, a group of 12 1933 Distortions, 12.5 x 10 cm printed later. Some of these prints bear crop marks in red grease pencil.

--Jacques-Henri Lartigue, a group of 20 photographs that date to 1903 to 1930, printed from the 9 x 12 cm glass- plate negatives as well as 6 x 13 (from the 6 x 13 cm stereographic negatives), printed from 1970-1980.

--Irving Penn, eight prints from the series Christmas at Cuzco, a print from the series Petits métiers 1958, and an chomogentic print from a Pepsi Cola ad.

--Paul Ronald, photographs taken on the movie set of Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2.

Also in this same sale are works by Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), Brassai, Robert Doisneau, Edouard Boubat, Pierre Molinier (1900-1976) and Pierre et Gilles.

The section devoted to an ensemble of 19th-century photographs includes a collection of photographs of Maharajas and early photographs of Italy by James Anderson.

You may view by appointment at the offices of Etude Christophe Joron-Derem, 46 rue Sainte Anne, 75002 Paris, from Monday June 10 to Thursday June 13, and then at Hôtel Drouot, salle 2 at 9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, on Saturday June 15 from 11 am to 6 pm; and Monday June 17 from 11 am to Noon. The auction itself will be held on Monday, June 17 at 2 pm in the same salle or room.

The expert is Christophe Gœury, who can be reached by phone at + 33(0)1 42 54 16 83; mobile : + 33 (0) 6 16 02 64 91; or by email at: chgoeury@gmail.com . His address is 6, rue Gaston Couté, 75018 Paris.

You can also contact the auction house itself by phone at: + 33 (0) 1 40 20 02 82; Fax : + 33 (0) 1 40 20 01 48; by email: contact@joron-derem.fr . Etude Christophe Joron-Derem, 46 rue Sainte Anne, 75002 Paris. The auction house's website with catalogues in several formats can be found here: http://www.joron-derem.fr .

The auction can be found online here: http://www.joron-derem.com/flash/index.jsp?id=16410&idCp=34&lng=fr . You will need Adobe Flash Player to see the catalogue.