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Berlin, Germany
DoneFri, Jun 22, 2007 12:00 PM GMT

19th-21st Century Photography

Michael Ruetz Collection
Photographs and Photographic Literature

# 4501 - 4652 (Photographs): Thu, June 21, 15:00 CET
# 4653 - 4768 (Photo Books): Thu, June 21, ca 16:20 CET

Over a period of almost 40 years the German photographer Michael Ruetz acquired a comprehensive collection of works by fellow German photographers from the 1950s-1980s as well as a wide selection of international photographic literature. The prints offered in this auction are often of unusual size and high quality. Also of note are the 31 photographic works by the German photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898 - 1983) whose estate Prof. Ruetz has managed over the last 30 years.


Photography of the 19th to 21st Century
# 4001 - 4423: Fri, June 22, 15:00 CET

A diverse selection of unusual and rare photographs from the 19th century, high quality vintage prints from the 20th century as well as current trends of 21st century photography. An interesting mix of well-known names such as Abbott, Becher, Brassai, Breitenbach, Cartier-Bresson, Crewdson, Cunningham, Doisneau, Erfurth, Frank, Hine, Renger-Patzsch, Sander and Steichen as well as striking images by unknown photographers.

(Subtract 9 hours from CET for Pacific Time)