Bassenge Photography Auction 86
Berenice Abbott » Eugène Atget » Édouard Baldus » Margaret Bourke-White » Bill Brandt » Adolphe Braun » Josef Breitenbach » Louis-Emile Durandelle » Candida Höfer » David Octavius Hill » Dorothea Lange » Jacques-Henri Lartigue » Annie Leibovitz » Robert Mapplethorpe » Cathleen Naundorf » UMBO (Otto Umbehr) » Christian von Alvensleben » Yva (Elsa Neuländer-Simon) » & others
Auction: 21 Nov – 5 Dec 2005
Erdenerstr. 5 a
Office / Previewing Rankestr. 24, 10789 Berlin Tel.: 030 219 97 277 Fax: 030 219 97 105 Preview: November 21 until December 5, 2005 10am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm Auction December 7, 2005: 3pm Erdenerstr. 5 a, 14193 Berlin Tel.: 030 893 80 29 0 Fax: 030 891 80 25 Highlights for Bassenge Photography Auction 86 The Fall photography auction at Bassenge is offering a wide range of over 400 prints from the early days of the medium through to contemporary color photography. From the 19th Century there are two rare large-format salt-prints by Édouard Baldus: one showing damage in Lyons after the flooding of the Rhone River in 1856 (3000 Euro), the other is a view of the "Viaduc de la Suize", also from 1856 (4000 Euro). There are two interesting prints by Adolphe Braun: "Tulips", 1858 (1200 Euro) and "Man and Boy with Cow", 1860s (1500 Euro). A wonderful salt print by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, "Rev. Dr. James Julius Wood of Greyfriars' Church, Edinburgh", 1845 is estimated at 3000 Euro. Two albumen prints of armor by Charles Clifford, circa 1857 (1500 Euro) as well as an excellent print by Louis-Emile Durandelle from the series "Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris. Sculpture Ornementale",1870s/1880s (2500 Euro) are classic examples of 19th century object photography. Classic landscapes by Timothy O'Sullivan: "Snake River Cañon, Idaho", 1874 (1500 Euro) and T.M. Brownrigg: " On a Mountain Stream. Steive Bloom Mountains", 1870s (1500 Euro) as well as a cityscape by Thomas Annan, a strong carbon print titled "Close, No. 136 Saltmarket", 1868/1877 (2000 Euro) as well as the Alpine view "La crevasse (Départ)", 1862/63 (2500 Euro) by Auguste Rosalie Bisson are fine examples of 19th century outdoor photography. A wide range of ethnographic material is again being offered including an image of expeditioners on Easter Island (400 Euro), a group of images showing Botocudo Indians and other natives of Brazil and Bolivia by Marc Ferrez (600 Euro), two lots with images of Indians in Peru and Bolivia, 1870s (400 and 500 Euro) as well as several groups of attractive portraits of people of India by Scowen and Skeen, 1870s (between 400 – 500 Euro), a group of Arabian portraits by J. Pascal Sebah (500 Euro) and images of the West Indies (300 Euro). Japan and China are also well-represented with several albums as well as several groups of hand-colored albumen prints, 1870s/1890s (between 300 – 1500 Euro). Other important 19th century photographers being offered include: Alinari, James Anderson, Ottomar Anschütz, Samuel Bourne and Charles Shepherd, Wilhelm Hammerschmidt, Georg Koppmann, August Kotzsch, Robert MacPherson, Carl Friedrich Mylius, Robert Rive, James Robertson, Hermann O. Rückwardt, Auguste Salzmann, Giorgio Sommer, Stephen thompson and Léon Vidal. the selection of 20th Century prints includes Berenice Abbott's "Flatiron Building, New York", 1938/printed 1960s (5500 Euro). An unusual portfoilo is "Das Apokalyptische Menu" 1992 by Christian von Alvensleben containing 13 beautiful dye transfer prints (10,000 Euro). Two prints by EugÉne Atget are being offered: "Hotel cheriseau" and "Knife Sharpener", both circa 1910 (1800 Euro and 1200 Euro). Ilse Bing's excellent signed vintage print "Looking West, New York", 1936 (2800 Euro) should engage New York lovers. Two rich dark prints by Bill Brandt: "Late Evening in the Kitchen", 1934 and "VastÉrival, Normandy", 1954, both printed in the 1950s are estimated at 3000 and 4000 Euro. there are some very beautiful prints (all printed 1960s/1970s) by Josef Breitenbach showing the various phases and genres he worked in such as portraits of Max Ernst, Paris 1939 (2500 Euro) and Josef Albers, Black Mountain College, 1944 (1800 Euro), nudes icluding "Fanny", 1950 (2500 Euro), "Female nude from above", 1950 (1800 Euro) and "Reclining female nude, 1963 (3500 Euro). Dorothea Lange's "Women packing apricots", 1938 and "Men idling around court house square", 1939 (2000 Euro and 2800 Euro), Edwin Locke's "Men Sitting Around" (1500 Euro) as well as Margaret Bourke-White's "Sign Post", 1938 (3500 Euro) are all representative of 1930s rural America imagery. Jacques-Henri Lartigue's beloved Renée Perle in a brown-toned silver print from 1930 is estimated at 3000 Euro. the classic image of John Lennon embracing Yoko Ono, taken in 1980 at the Dakota by Annie Leibovitz is being offered as a Cibachrome artist's proof (10,000 Euro). Robert Mapplethorpe's "Elliot & Dominic", 1979 (4000 Euro) is an example of his more explicit erotic work. There are several vintage prints by Peter Keetman: "Spiegelnde Tropfen", 1950 (2000 Euro), a group of unusual abstract images Keetman took using a moving light source 1949-1952 (3000 Euro) and "Autobahn at night", 1956 (1200 Euro) as well as a later print of "Munich: Auer Dult", 1965. (3200 Euro). W. Eugene Smith's night view of Pittsburgh (4000 Euro) is a large rich print. the German photographer Umbo is also offered with an extremely rare and unusual vintage print by of the musical Clown ‘Grock', 1928/29 (8000 Euro) "clowning around" in his dressing room, 1928/1929 as well as a later print of "New York, third Avenue", 1952 (750 Euro). the original negative of Yva's "Legs" is a rarity and is offered together with an original vintage print as well as four modern prints from the negative (6000 Euro). Contemporary work by Candida Höfer: "Haus der Natur, Salzburg", 1997 (2800 Euro); Thomas Struth: "Sunrise in the mountains near Kiso-Fukushima" 1987 (4000 Euro); and Annelies Strba: "Sonja with Samuel-Maria", 1994 (900 Euro) are all good examples of more recent color photography. Other 20th century photographers include Cecil Beaton, Esther Bubley, Robert Capa, Jewgeni Chaldej, Imogen Cunningham, Madame D'Ora, Frantisek Drtikol, Harold Edgerton, Hugo Erfurth, Wilhelm von Gloeden, F.C. Gundlach, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Philippe Halsman, Raoul Hausmann, Paul B. Haviland, Heinrich Heidersberger, Konrad Helbig, Fritz Henle, Lewis Hine, Ewald Hoinkis, Eikoh Hosoe, George Hurrell, Michael Kenna, André Kertész, Rudolf Koppitz, Franz Lazi, Werner Mantz, Herbert Matter, Digne Meller-Marcovicz, Duane Michals, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Erich Salomon, Jan Saudek, Christian Schad, Gundula Schulze Eldowy, Friedrich Seidenstücker, Edward Steichen, Carl Strüwe, Wolf Suschitzky, Maurice Tabard, Herbert Tobias, Carl Van Vechten, Ica Vilander, André Villers, Weegee, Brett Weston and Paul Wolff.