Affordable Photography at
Bloomsbury Auction in London
London -The latest Photo Opportunities auction at Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday 4th June coincides with the re-launch of Photo London and features big names of fashion photography including Irving Penn and Norman Parkinson. Prices range from £100, in the no reserve section, to £15,000 for Marilyn Minter's Wet Kiss, 2014. Appealing to a wide range of photography lovers from veteran collectors to first time buyers looking for bold and beautiful works, the London sale pleases all tastes and pockets.
Elliott Erwitt (b. 1928)
"I was travelling across the country from New York to Los Angeles and taking a lot of pictures, while driving, out of the windshield…today it's an image of a bygone era, but at the time seemed ordinary"
Irving Penn (1917-2009)
Woman in Balenciaga Coat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950
American photographer Penn was most widely known for his fashion photography and portraits. This image is of his wife Lisa Fonssagrives, who is widely recognised as the first supermodel.
Marilyn Minter (b. 1948)
Wet Kiss, 2014
Minter is known for her large, often sexually provocative images. Despite their scale and vibrant colours, her images are never manipulated digitally and are made in the darkroom.
Garry Winogrand (1928-1984)
Untitled (from the portfolio Women Are Beautiful), 1960s.
Famed for his 'snapshot' style photography, Winogrand's 1975 publication Women Are Beautiful features 85 spontaneous images of everyday life, capturing the beauty and his appreciation of the female form.
Norman Parkinson (1913-1990)
Dog Friday, Praslin Island, Seychelles for British Vogue, 1971.
"Parks taught me such a lot…he and I were on a shoot in the Seychelles in 1971 with the model Apollonia van Ravenstein, standing on miles and miles of virgin white sand. Suddenly a dog appeared out of nowhere. Apollonia stretched out her arms to call it, and at that moment, the picture sprang to life."
Horst P. Horst (1906-1999ƞ
Round the Clock I, NY, 1987
Dubbed the King of Fashion photography,
Horst P. Horst was one of the leading fashion and portrait photographers of the 20th century; "Horst tamed the avant-garde to serve fashion"
The New York Times, April 19, 1996.
André Kertész (1894-1985)
Eva and Ilka Révai, Paris, 1927
On account of his unorthodox angels and style Hungarian photographer KertÃ©sz is widely recognised as a pioneering figure of photojournalism, celebrated for his contributions to photographic compositions.
William Klein (b.1928)
New York. Life Is Good For You and Good In New York, 1956 (and 3 others)
The lot also includes Klein's three other seminal city books: Rome: The City and Its People, 1959; Tokyo, 1964 (signed) and Moscow, 1964.
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Stanley Gibbons we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's, and Frasers Autograph's. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London's Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.
London - 8th March 2015