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New York, NY, United States
DoneSat, Nov 4, 2017 2:00 PM GMT

Vintage Photoengravings

This No Reserve photoengraving sale boasts some of the most significant names in photography, as well as their distinguished models. Photoengraving is a photomechanical process that evolved from a marriage between traditional relief printmaking, etching, and photography. In this process the continuous tones of a photograph or image were translated into dots through a series of actions. The inadequacies of the human eye allow us to optically blend these dots back into their continuous tone giving the illusion of tonal variation. Be mesmerized by an iconic portrait of Patti Smith, or enjoy a unique journalistic shot by Edouard Boubat. Whether you seek a familiar face or a dramatic composition, these engravings are sure to transfix you with their unique views of decades past.