The much-talked about first edition of Paris Photo LA has not only brought in visitors from around the world to Los Angeles, but the opening last night also created a new energy around town. Photography in general has become increasingly more important in the art market with prices soaring for modern and contemporary works.
The upcoming May 19, 2013 Modern Art & Design Auction features 25 lots of photography, an indicator of the growing photography market. The offerings include works by Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Julius Shulman, Jock Sturges, Antoine Verglas, William Wegman, and Man Ray (among others). Highlights include a 1963 photograph by Ruth Bernahrd (Lot 70) and Rescue at Sea, PBY Bristol Gunner by Horace Bristol (Lot 64).