Sale Overview

On 2 October 2019, Christie’s Photographs department in New York will offer a broad overview of the medium’s history with examples spanning from the 1840s to contemporary works. The auction will include iconic property by historically significant artists in the category from Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston to Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank alongside contemporary artists from Richard Misrach and Vik Muniz to Larry Sultan and Peter Beard, among others.

Photographs will also include a spotlight section of works by Helmut Newton from the Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties as well as a grouping of Andy Warhol Polaroids featuring 20th century Pop icons including Diana Ross, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, Truman Capote, and Bianca Jagger.

Additionally, a special selection of fifty-four works—photographs, as well as artist portfolios and special editions—by forty-nine artists will be sold to benefit Aperture Foundation with proceeds supporting the non-profit’s purchase of a new permanent headquarters in New York. Works included in this portion of the sale are by Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alison Rossiter, Meghann Riepenhoff, Hank Willis Thomas, and others, all of which were generously donated by artists, collectors, gallerists, and Aperture board members. 

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