I was thinking of a subject to write about when an e-mail alert arrived from Sotheby’s about their upcoming auction. It will close tomorrow, April 3, but you can still view the photographs in the auction.
And what a collection it is! You will see works from well-known masters like Walker Evans, Irving Penn, Aaron Siskind. There are also many you might not have heard of before. I am posting these images to whet your appetite as I write for permission to use them from Sotheby’s. If they do not allow me to use the sample photographs, I will remove them, but you can always see the collection on their site. It is worth a visit.
The auction site is open to view the collection and also for bidding. If you have some extra time, you can search, find, and download a PDF copy of their catalog if you like. The print versions are of great quality, and I have collected close to 20 of them over the years. After the auction ends, the catalogs sell on eBay at affordable prices. That too is worth considering.
Here is a very brief preview.