Just as I was thinking of a new subject to write about, an e-mail alert arrived from Sotheby’s about their upcoming auction. It will close tomorrow, April 3, but you can view the photographs in the auction.
And what a collection it is! You will see works from the well-known masters like Walker Evans, Irving Penn, Aaron Siskind. There are also many you might not have heard or seen before. I am posting these images to whet your appetite again as I write for a permission to use 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. Here is a little more time consuming puzzle, you can even find and download a PDF copy of their catalog. The print versions are of great quality and I have collected close to 20 of them over the years. After the auctions end, the catalogs sell on eBay at affordable prices. That too is worth considering.
Here is a very brief preview.