CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK PRESENTS A SERIES OF FIVE MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHS AUCTIONS THIS SPRING Christie’s is pleased to announce five important sales during its Photographs Week at Rockefeller Center this April.
New York - Christie’s is pleased to announce five important sales during its Photographs Week at
Rockefeller Center this April. With viewings for all sales open to the public from April 4 until April
8, the five distinct sales will present collectors with the finest photographs from many of the 20th
century’s most important and influential artists. The combined total for all sales is expected to be in
excess of $9.5-14.8 million.
April 10: Fine Photobooks from an Important
This remarkable collection of photobooks is
arguably the finest to be offered at auction to date,
and is expected to realize $1.5m-2.2 million.
Almost without exception, every book in this
private collection is distinguished by superb
condition and provenance. Indeed most of the
books are signed or inscribed by the photographers,
linking some of the key figures of 20th-century
photography. Highlights include Henri Cartier-
Bresson’s The Decisive Moment, New York, 1952, (Estimate: $20,000–30,000) and a first edition of
Brassaï’s Paris de nuit, 1933, inscribed to Andre Kertesz (Estimate: $30,000–50,000).
April 10 - Photographs from the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman
New York – Christie's has been entrusted with the sale of Photographs from the Collection of
Bruce and Nancy Berman to be held across a series of three single-owner auctions. The first part of
the collection will be auctioned on April 10 and will offer 51 lots by Diane Arbus. Among the
highlights are some of her most iconic photographs including, Boy with a straw hat waiting to march in
pro-war parade, NYC, 1967 (Estimate: $25,000-35,000), and Girl in a watch cap, N.Y.C., 1965 (Estimate:
April 10 - Photographs from the Collection of Gert Elfering
On April 10 Christie’s will offer Photographs from the Collection of
Gert Elfering. This auction continues to reveal a unique eye and
sensibility in a carefully curated and beautifully presented catalogue, sure
to entice collectors from across the world. The sale will include
approximately 140 lots with an overall estimate of $2 to $3 million.
April 11 – Photographs by Ansel
Adams from a California Collection
This sale is devoted entirely to the
works of Ansel Adams. With 122 lots,
the sale includes highlights from
throughout Adams’ distinguished
career, some prints in mural-size. The
collection includes for example, a
mural print of Adams’ stunning
Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite, 1944
(Estimate: $250,000-350,000) -pictured above. The total estimate for this sale is $3 to $5 million.
Separate release available
April 11 – Photographs
On April 11 Christie’s will also showcase a range
of early 20th century photography through to the
present. The Photographs sale includes a refined
group of tightly curated works, including
important photographs by artists such as Edward
Weston, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Dorthea
Lange, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Henri Cartier-
Bresson, and Brassaï.
Two masterpieces by Irving Penn are being offered, which demonstrate the breadth and scope of his
artistic output from opposite sides of his working spectrum: the iconic Black and White Vogue Cover,