Bonhams New York is selling photographs on 5 April 2019 from 2.00pm. These are not just any old photos. Some are the work of renowned photographer Ansel Adams, there are a couple of Cartier-Bressons in there and some are from the archives of Galerie Gérard Levy and what is described as an important Miami collection.
The Levy photos feature a selection of 12 photographs taken by the ‘man with the carnation’. The gallery featured his two passions – Asian Art and 19th century, Dada and Surrealist photography. Levey counted many international museums and private collectors among his clients until his death in 2016.
An Important Miami collection is made up of a group of over 30 photographs ranging in price from $2,500 to $10,000.
Lot 203 a portfolio of 6 gelatin silver prints by Paul Strand, was originally presented to the Edinburgh auction house who recommended that the small collection was sent to their New York sale. Bonhams have offices in the UK as well as America, Asia, Middle East and Europe.
Charles Graham-Campbell Managing Director of Bonhams Scotland said : “This lot is not as important as some of the others in the sale and is certainly something that wouldn’t have any market here, so it is great to know that that there are collectors for some of these amazing photos.”
Highlights from the archive include Charles Deburau, Mime, in Pierrot Costume, 1854-1855 by Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon), and Nadar “Jeune” (Adrien Tournachon), (estimate: $60,000-80,000); Nusch Eluard and Mask, 1935 by Man Ray (estimate: $8,000-12,000); and Villa à Vendre, 1936 by Dora Maar ($60,000-80,000).
Sale of Photographs Bonhams 580 Madison Avenue, New York