Issue #64  11/7/2003
Upcoming Auctions Update


Christie's South Kensington will hold its Fall photography auction on Tuesday, November 18, at 10:30 am at 85 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3LD.

The viewings will be held Sunday, November 16, 1:00-4:00 pm and Monday, November 17, 9:00 am-7:30 pm. There will also be a Late Night Viewing & Cocktail Reception on Monday, November 17 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

For further information on the sale contact Yuka Yamaji at +44 (0)20 7752 3270, or yyamaji@christies.com . Or you might try this link if it does break up in transmission to go to the catalogue directly:

http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/search/lotsummary.asp?intSaleID=18394 .

Catalogues can be ordered from the New York office at 1-800-395-6300 or from London at +44 (0)20 7389 2820. The fully illustrated catalogue for this sale (#9740) can also be viewed online via LotFinder at http://www.christies.com .

Comprising 260 lots, the Photographs sale offers a wide range of 19th & 20th-century and contemporary photographs. The 19th century section is divided into the following subject headings: Daguerreotypes & Ambrotypes (4 lots); Cartes-de-visite, Cabinet Cards, Display Albums & Stereographs (8 lots); Early British Photographs (28 lots); Early French & Belgian Photographs (15 lots); Other European Photographs (8 lots); Central & North America (2 lots); The Middle East & Africa (25 lots); India & Burma (17 lots);

Japan & China (7 lots); and Mixed Topographical Photographs (8 lots).

Photographers include Antoine Claudet, Henry White, Louis-Remy Robert, Maxime du Camp, F.M. Good and Alexis de Lagrange. The 20th-century section includes such luminaries as Man Ray, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Brassaï, Bill Brandt and Irving Penn. The final section features an array of innovative contemporary works by such notable artists as Nobuyoshi Araki, Philip-Lorca Di Corcia, Nan Goldin, Richard Long, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Thomas Struth and Sally Mann.


The Photo Review Benefit Auction is now on-line at http://www.photoreview.org/auction.htm . You can preview the work and submit absentee bids by Friday, but we suggest you call Steve Perloff on his cell phone today or by Saturday before 5 pm to place bids at 1-215-962-6890.

You can also take advantage of the "End This Auction" feature: you may buy any picture instantly and end the auction by bidding the high estimate through Friday November 7 at 5 pm.

A preview at the University of the Arts, Dorrance-Hamilton Building, Broad and Pine Streets, Philadelphia, will be held on Friday, November 7 from 11-5 pm and on Saturday, November 8 from 11-6 pm.

The auction will take place on Saturday, November 8 at 7 pm at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Among the work featured are rare vintage prints by such historic masters as Francis Frith, Milton Greene, Russell Lee, Robert Mapplethorpe, John Vachon, Todd Webb, and James VanDerZee, as well as Barbara Morgan's famous image of Martha Graham, Letter to the World (The Kick). Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Tom Baril, Elinor Carucci, Lucien Clergue, Bruce Davidson, Lois Greenfield, Michael Kenna, Jerry N. Uelsmann, and William Wegman, while featured local luminaries include David Graham, Larry Fink, and Ray K. Metzker. In addition, a broad range of 19th-century photographs is up for bid.

On November 8 there will also be a silent auction of restaurant meals, museum memberships, books, photography equipment and supplies, and other collectible items.

A reception at 6 p.m. will honor this year's winner of The Photo Review Award: The Woodmere Art Museum.

The annual auction is free of charge. A fully illustrated catalogue is available for $12 from The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047-2824. Office phone is 215-891-0214.


Bassenge's auction will be held on Friday, November 28, 2003. You can see the catalogue online at I suspect that this long URL address may break in transmission, so you may have to cut and paste it. As an alternative, you can go to the I Photo Central website at http://www.iphotocentral.com/calendar/calendar_items.php/5 , scroll down to the Bassenge listing, and click on the Bassenge logo.

For a listing of Bassenge auction highlights, just click here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/news/article_view.php/68/63/322 .