Photography in Focus: Featured Works in the Upcoming Auction
The buzz around the second year of Paris Photo Los Angeles is loud and with due reason. With approximately 80 exhibitors from over 15 countries showing more than 400 photographers, there is a sense of excitement not only in Los Angeles but also across the globe. With photography-focused major museum exhibitions this year including Carrie Mae Weems at the Guggenheim, New York, Ansel Adams at the Getty in Los Angeles, and John Divola at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the medium has been thriving with prices taking off on the market for both modern and contemporary works.
The upcoming May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction features a selection of more than 15 works by famed photojournalists such as André Kertész and Henri Cartier-Bresson to contemporary photographers including Bianca Brunner, Alvin Booth, and Jörg Herold. Additional highlights include two works by Brett Weston (Lot 352) (Lot 353), large-scale digital pigment prints by Chuck Close (Lot 363) and Robert Longo (Lot 364), and four works by Ai Weiwei (Lot 366) (Lot 367) (Lot 368) (Lot 369).
To view these photographic works in person, come to the LAMA preview, which opens on Monday, May 5th, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM or by appointment.
Plate 14 from Men in the Cities by Robert Longo (Lot 364)
Brett Weston had said that the photograph of White Sands, New Mexico, 1946 (Lot 353) was the favorite of his father and renowned photographer, Edward Weston.
A striking portrait of the artist Alex Katz by Chuck Close (Lot 363). A close friend of the artist, Katz has been the subject of several works by Close including large-scale paintings.
Two works being offered from Bianca Brunner’s Uninhabitable Objects series (Lot 359). Swiss photographer Brunner was recently awarded the prestigious Manor Art Prize.
Untitled by Alvin Booth (Lot 357). This work is hand toned by the artist creating distinctive brassy hues that echo the sepia tint of vintage daguerreotype photographs.
Homing Ship, Central Park, New York by André Kertész (Lot 354). Two years after this photograph was taken, Kertész had a major solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.