NEW YORK – Jasper52 will conduct an online auction of gravures and photolithographs that showcases an array of important photographers and the iconic images they captured through the 20th century. The sale is filled with clean, well-printed images shot by renowned photographers. Combined with the limited-edition lithos, this auction contains both beautiful and hard to find prints. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
Edward Steichen’s unforgettable nighttime view of New York’s Flatiron Building is offered as a sheet-fed gravure that was printed in Switzerland in 1963. Steichen was born in Luxembourg but is best known for his photography in America in collaboration with the iconic Alfred Stieglitz and the pictorialist photo movement.
Ansel Adams’ Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, 1944, is a photolithograph printed in 1981. The print is hand initialed (“A.A.”) by Adams on a label affixed to the bottom margin of the print. Adams was an American photographer best remembered as a prominent figure in black and white photography, and also as an environmentalist. With his photos, Ansel emphasized clarity and the importance of sharpness in images.
Lilian Mur at the Wheel of a Peugeot, photographed by Jacques Henri Lartigue in 1915, is a humorous early swipe at women drivers. The gravure was printed in France in 1971. Lartigue (1894-1986) was a French photographer and painter, known for his photographs of automobile races, planes, and Parisian fashion models.
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s 1946 photo of French philosopher, novelist, playwright and critic Jean Paul Sartre appears as a gravure that was printed in Germany in 1960. Cartier-Bresson is considered the master of candid photography, and one of the first prominent users of 35 mm film. He innovated street photography, bringing it to a new level in modern art.
Man Ray and Constantin Brancusi’s 1923 photograph of the latter’s studio, Vue d’Atelier, was printed as a limited-edition photolithograph in 2000. Constantin Brâncuși was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century. Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky on Aug. 27, 1890 in Philadelphia, was a photographer, painter and filmmaker who was the only American to play a major role in both the Dada and Surrealist movements. Estimate: $300-$500.
These and more than 100 additional gravures and photolithographs will sbe offered by Jasper52 on Tuesday, Nov. 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time.