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.
platinum-palladium print (Estimate: $200,000-300,000) and Cuzco Children, 1948, platinumpalladium
print (Estimate: $250,000-350,000).
Other highlights include: Robert Mapplethorpe, Calla Lily, 1988 platinum print (Estimate: $100,000-
150,0000, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Hyeres, France, 1932, gelatin silver print (Estimate: $60,000-90,000)
– pictured above, Portrait of the Eternal, 1933 by Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Estimate: $60,000-80,000),
and Robert Polidori, Self-Portrait of the King's Portraitist, The First Antechamber of Madame Victoire,
Chateau de Versailles, 1985, chromogenic print (Estimate: $15,000-25,000).
Auctions: April 10 & 11, 2008
Viewing: 20 Rockefeller Center
Friday April 4 10am-5pm
Saturday April 5 10am-5pm
Sunday April 6 1pm-5pm
Monday April 7 10am-5pm
Tuesday April 8 10am-5pm
Note to Editors
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 2007, the
Department is led by Philippe Garner and Joshua Holdeman, who between them have 47 years
experience. Supported by eight 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 competitive and developing art market. A broad range
of photographs, from 19th century through contemporary material make up Christie's worldwide
sales and exceptional prices have been achieved for artists such as Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus
Richard Avedon, Bill Brandt, Edward S. Curtis, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Roger Fenton,
Robert Frank, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, and
William Henry Fox Talbot. Christie's now holds three annual Photographs sales in New York and in
London - at King Street and South Kensington - as well as in Paris.
Christie’s is the world's leading art business with global auction sales in 2007 that totaled Ł3.1
billion/$6.3 billion. This marks the highest total in company and in art auction history. Christie’s is
a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as
international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's conducted the greatest auctions
of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the
beautiful. Christie’s offers over 600 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine
and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to
over $80 million. Christie’s has 85 offices in 43 countries and 14 salerooms around the world
including in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Dubai
and Hong Kong. Most recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in emerging
and new markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales
and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.