NEW YORK — Seventy years ago, Swann Galleries held the first auction dedicated to photography in the United States. This 1952 auction was astonishingly early for a sale devoted to a medium then just 113 years old and still finding its artistic footing in the marketplace. Seven decades later, however, the landscape for this diverse and innovative medium has grown dramatically. On Thursday, February 10, Swann will hold a sale of Fine Photographs marking this achievement. The specially curated sale will celebrate the history of the market for photography at auction while exploring the medium’s future. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Tag Archive for: Sally Mann
CHICAGO – On February 1, Hindman Auctions will present its third sale dedicated to Photographs, which will be highlighted by a striking selection of Annie Leibovitz portraits. The sale will also offer a dazzling selection of celebrity photography by artists such as Yousuf Karsh, Philippe Halsman, William John Kennedy, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston and Bruno Bernard (Bernard of Hollywood) that spotlight a range of luminaries from Hollywood to New York. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.