Iconic Photographs of Kate Moss, Christine Keeler And The Beatles Go Under the Hammer Iconic Photographs of Kate Moss, Christine Keeler and The Beatle will be sold as part of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions 22nd November auction of Photographs and Photobooks.
just 5. The photograph is estimated at £800 – 1,200. [Lot 200]
A small selection of the first photographs taken of NASA astronauts on the Moon provides an extraordinary record of this historically important event. Most notable is a photograph of Buzz Aldrin’s footprint on the Moon, taken on 11th July 1969. It is estimated to achieve £300-500. [Lot 106]
Nobuyoshi Araki is considered to be one of the most prolific photographers in the world, and one of the most celebrated in Japan, having published over 400 books since 1970. Describing himself as a ‘subjective photographer’, he tries to break down the barriers between the photographer, the subject and the viewer. His work is considered controversial in both the East and the West, described as erotic but often regarded as pornographic. Untitled (Watermelon) from Colourscapes, 1991 is a Cibachrome print of one of his most famous works. I is signed in black felt tip on the reverse and is estimated at £12,000 – 15,000. [Lot 210]
The sale is on public view from Sunday 17th November – Friday 22nd November, at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury’s Maddox Street saleroom in London’s Mayfair. The auction will take place at the same venue and online bidding is offered with no additional premium via www.bloomsburyauctions.com.
Lot 10: Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904)
Horse Cantering Saddled Clothed Male Rider, Plate 618, 1887
Collotype from Animal Locomotion, with printed credit, title, plate number and copyright on full sheet,
18.3 x 40.5cm (7 1/4 x 16in)
In 1872, the former governor of California, Leland Stanford, hired Eadweard Muybridge to make some photographic studies of horses. Stanford had taken a particular stance on a heated debate at the time; whether all four feet of the horse were off the ground at the same time while galloping. Stanford sided with the assertion that all four hooves were airborne during the horse's gallop. Muybridge's photographs proved his theory and changed the way artists at the time painted horses in motion. This incident encouraged Muybridge to pursue many additional studies, photographing both animals and humans in motion.
Lot 65: Brassaï (1899-1984)
Un Couple d'Amoureux dans un Café , 1932
Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper, printed 1970s or before, signed, titled and annotated in pencil verso with photographer's 81 Faubourg Saint-Jacques stamp and other stamps in purple ink verso,
30.5 x 23.5cm (11 x 9 1/4in)
Provenance: Photographers' Gallery; Private collection, London
" Only vividly perceived pictures can penetrate deeply into the memory, remain there, become unforgettable. For me this is the only criterion for a beautiful photograph. " Brassai
Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000
Lot 89: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)
Cracked Surface and Rivets I, (from the Bleacher Series), 1989,
Unique bleached Polaroid mounted on aluminium, signed and dated in white ink in the margin,
66.5 x 53.5cm (26 1/4 x 21in)
Provenance: Pace Gallery; Private collection, Paris
Rauschenberg began his career in photography under the guidance of Josef Albers and Aaron Siskind in the early 1950s at Black Mountain