CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK FALL PHOTOGRAPHS WEEK FEATURES 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY WORKS Building on the recent success of the $9.7 million sale of the Refco Contemporary Photography Collection in April, the breaking of the $1 million barrier for a photograph at auction in November 2005
$80,000-120,000); nine lots by Diane Arbus, including A Christmas Tree in Levittown, N.Y., 1963 (estimate: $140,000-180,000); and Black and White Vogue Cover, 1950 by Irving Penn (estimate: $200,000-300,000).
Auction: Photographs Evening Session: October 17 at 5 p.m.
Day Sale: October 18 at 10 a.m.
Viewing: Christie’s Galleries at Rockefeller Center October 14 – 17
Christie’s International Photographs Department leads the world in the field of photograph auctions and offers clients unrivalled expertise. Capturing over half of the global auction market in 2005, the Department is led by Philippe Garner and Joshua Holdeman, who between them have 47 years experience. Supported by six specialists working across two continents, the Department is the only major international auction house to hold sales in Paris, as well as in the traditional centers of New York and London. Bringing auctions closer to a discerning, international clientele, the Department ensures its stays at the forefront of this highly completive and developing art market.