Press Release  September 8, 2017

Christie’s announces series of October Photography sales

New York – Christie's announces its fall lineup of October photographs sales, which includes a comprehensive selection of more than 300 photographs to be sold in New York. The complete works on offer include iconic property by many of the most well-known names of the 20th century, including Alfred Stieglitz, Constantin Brâncuși, Dorothea Lange, Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans and more.  

Key highlights will be previewed during a multi-city tour, with exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York starting in September 2017. Cataloguing and complete details of the sales are available here.

OCTOBER 10, 2017: 10AM

Photographs, Including Property from The Museum of Modern Art

The various-owner sale encompasses many of the most important themes and artists moments in photographic history. The sale will also include four photographs from The Museum of Modern Art, sold to benefit the acquisition fund for the Museum's Department of Photography. The MoMA property will be led by two unique Rayograph works by Man Ray from 1923 and 1928.

OCTOBER 10, 2017: 2PM

Visionairies: Photographs From The Emily and Jerry Spiegel Collection

Christie's is honored to present a dedicated photographs sale from the esteemed collection of Emily and Jerry Spiegel. The first sale was offered as a major collection during the May Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, garnering staggering results in excess of $125 million. This dedicated October single-owner sale encompasses 40 exquisite lots with property by Alfred Stieglitz, André Kertész, Man Ray, Paul Strand, Paul Outerbridge Jr., Walker Evans, and more. Highlights include Paul Outerbridge Jr., Ide Collar, 1922 ($250,000-350,000), Man Ray, dadaphoto, 1920 ($100,000-150,000), Paul Strand, Rebecca, New York, 1923 ($500,000-700,000) to name a few.

OCTOBER 10, 2017: 6PM

Important Photographs from the Collection of Donald and Alice Lappé

Key lots in the sale of Donald and Alice Lappé' s venerable collection include photographs by Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams and more, with property estimates ranging from $3,000 to $600,000. The sale's top lot is Edward Weston's Betty in Her Attic, 1920 ($600,000-900,000). Additional highlights include Dorothea Lange, Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940 ($100,000-150,000)., Edward Steichen, Rodin – Le Penseur,1902 ($300,000-500,000) and Imogen Cunningham, Magnolia Blossom, 1925 ($100,000-200,000).

OCTOBER 5-11/12, 2017: THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART SALES, ONLINE

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Pictorialism into Modernism

Christie's is proud to offer a series of dedicated and thematic online auctions from the MoMA, kicking-off with a sale of works by Henri Cartier-Bresson and a thematic sale titled: Pictorialism into Modernism.

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