Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Auckland, New Zealand
DoneThu, Jun 9, 2011 6:30 AM GMT
The Michael Seresin Collection of Photographs
Michael Seresin is perhaps best known as an international cinemaphotographer on such films as Bugsy Malone, Angela's Ashes, Midnight Express and Harry Potter the Prisoner of Azkaban. His career spans some thirty five years and numerous major motion pictures. His decades long collaboration with director Alan Parker has resulted in many major motion picture classics including Birdy, The Life of David Gale, Fame and Angel Heart. He is also well known in New Zealand as an award winning winemaker with Seresin Wines based in Marlborough. For many years Michael Seresin has been a collector of vintage 20th century black and white prints. Over the decades his keen eye has appreciated and located some of the foundation images of art photography by leading practitioners such as Henri Cartier - Bresson, Bill Brandt, Brassai, E.J. Bellocq, Mario Giacomelli, W. Eugene Smith, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Eugene Atget. The entire collection toured New Zealand public galleries in 2005 under the title Another View. These photographs are of international significance and this collection would be a major event if offered in London and New York. ART+OBJECT is pleased to be able to offer such a rare and high calibre collection in New Zealand.