Archive for the ‘Auction’ Category

Notable: 2018 Photo Review Benefit Auction

In Auction on October 1, 2018 at 10:04 am
maggie taylor what remains

What Remains, 2016, by Maggie Taylor

Looking to expand your art collection with the an exemplary addition? The Photo Review’s current auction might be the best place for you, with a wide array of price points.

The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography founded in 1976,will celebrate its 44nd anniversary with a spectacular Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7 p.m. at The University of the Arts, Caplan Studio Theater, 16th floor of Terra Hall, 211 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The auction will offer the most significant array of photographs from the 19th century to the present that The Photo Review has ever presented.

The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Édouard Baldus, George Barnard, Jesse Tarbox Beals, Éduoard Boubat, Mathew Brady, Brassaï, Harry Callahan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Asahel Curtis, Edward S. Curtis, Dr. Harold Edgerton, Godfrey Frankel, John Beasley Greene, Dave Heath, Fritz Henle, Lewis Hine, George Hurrell, Arthur Kales, André Kertész, Willy Kessels, Leonard Misonne, William Mortensen, Carlo Naya, Charles Nègre, Dorothy Norman, Marion Post Wolcott, Arthur Rothstein, A. J. Russell, Ben Shahn, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Josef Sudek, and Wilhelm von Gloeden.

Prices are expected to range from between $50 and $8,000. Bids can be made right now until October 26th.

For More Information: The Photo Review

Preview: 2018 Josephine Herrick Project Cocktail Party and Auction

In Auction on May 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones in concert.

Mick Jagger and The Stones at Madison Square Garden, November 27, 1969. By Harry Benson via Josephine Herrick Project

Founded in 1941, New York City’s Josephine Herrick Project has made it their mission to promote well being for veterans, at-risk youth and special needs individuals by enriching their lives through the magic of photography. This June, the group will be once again holding its spring cocktail party and photography auction.

Peter Hurley, known for his headshots of the famous and soon to be famous, will take portraits in a studio set up at the event, a new fundraising element added to this year’s benefit. The evening also includes special recognition of The VII Agency, the storied photo agency known for its uncompromising photojournalism

Tickets are $150 ($110 tax deductible). A sitting with Peter Hurley is $300, with only a limited number available. Tickets and sittings must be booked in advance at Proceeds from the evening will be used to help expand Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) services throughout the Northeast. The organization was honored in 2017 with the Lucie Humanitarian Award for its use of photography for good, the first non-profit organization to receive this prestigious honor.

Christie’s auctioneer Rachel Orkin-Ramey will conduct the live auction, presenting photographs by award-winning photographers and those whose work is in private collections and museums. Additional prints will be offered in the event’s silent auction.

“This year, we are especially pleased to be shining a spotlight on The VII Agency,” stated Jessica Wanamaker, executive director of Josephine Herrick Project. “Our two organizations share a common purpose and goal in wanting to use photography to tell stories that change the world.”

The event will take place on June 5th at Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street in New York.

For More Information: The Josephine Herrick Project

Notable: The 2017 Photo Review Benefit Auction After-Sale

In Auction on November 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

George Krause: Mummer, 1971/2017, archival pigment print, signed recto, image size: 15″x10″, sheet size: 17″x12″ ($1,000–$2,000) Image courtesy of The photo Review

The Photo Review is currently holding an auction after-sale that you don’t want to miss this holiday season. This is a unique opportunity for beginning and experienced collectors alike to bid on works by renowned artists such as Berenice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Édouard Baldus, Ilse Bing, Curtis, Frantisek Drtikol, Maxime Du Camp, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, and Lisette Model among many others. 

The Photo Review Benefit Auction did very well this year. But as always some lots did not meet their minimum reserves and were bought in. So once again we are having a sealed bid auction of unsold lots from this year’s auction.

Absentee bidding closes at 5 p.m. EST on December 10, 2017.

Please be sure to review the 2017 Auction After-Sale Rules for important information about the sale.

We will also honor our “End This Auction” feature through the closing date: bid the high estimate and the auction ends immediately and the lot is yours.

Thank you again for your support.

With best wishes for the holiday season,


Stephen Perloff


For the auction catalogue and bidding instructions visit The Photo Review




Preview: Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century, Personal Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman

In Auction, Exhibits on November 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1952, Gelatin silver print. Image via Phillips

We are excited to announce that Phillips in New York will soon be auctioning 120 Henri Cartier-Bresson prints from the private collection of Peter Fetterman. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century is the compilation of iconic works from the master photographer collected over a span of forty years.

Peter Fetterman, Collector and Owner of the Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica, said, “Henri Cartier-Bresson was my hero, the man who inadvertently changed my life when I purchased a print of his image Srinagar over 40 years ago. This ‘decisive moment’ set me on a new personal and professional path which continues today. The images in this auction are the culmination of a 40 year journey of collecting his work. These objects have given me great pleasure and a unique understanding of the world and I am happy to pass them on to the next generation.” The images in this auction are comprised of landscapes from the artist’s many travels, spanning from New York City to Kyoto, Japan and from India to the French countryside; portraits of some of the most influential figures of the 20th century, including Malcolm X, Marilyn Monroe, and Truman Capote; and street photography that captured the everyday lives of his subjects from around the globe. Among the highlights are photographs taken of the Russian ballet in the 1950s. Cartier-Bresson was in fact the first Western photographer to be granted access here and these stunning images have rarely been seen on the market. From the highly recognizable Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1954, and Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, 1932, to the rare Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, 1954, and Dublin, Ireland, 1952, the Eye of the Century offers the opportunity for both new and existing collectors to discover the world of Cartier-Bresson.

The works will be on view at Phillips in New York from December 5-12, 2017 in preview of the auction which will take place on December 12, 2017. For more information please contact Phillips


Preview: The Photo Review Annual Benefit Auction, Philadelphia, PA

In Auction on October 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

Study of a Gothic Gate, Eugene Atget, c. 1900

The Photo Review’s annual Benefit Auction is coming up soon. Collectors, be on notice to acquire some great pieces and help a good cause.

The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography founded in 1976, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a spectacular Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts at Broad and Pine Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The auction will offer the most significant array of photographs from the 19th century to the present that The Photo Review has ever presented.
The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Édouard Baldus, Herbert Bayer, Charles Bierstadt, Ilse Bing, Karl Blossfeldt, Edward S. Curtis, Andre Adolphe-Eugene Disderi, Maxime Du Camp, Harold Edgerton, Walker Evans, Laure Albin Guillot, George Harvan, Dave Heath, Gertrude Käsebier, André Kertész, Eli Lotar, Barbara Morgan, Dora Maar, Charles Marville, Barbara Morgan, Dorothy Norman, Mark Riboud, Alexander Rodchenko, Auguste Rodin, Arthur Rothstein, Auguste Salzmann, Louis Stettner, Lou Stoumen, John Vachon, and Garry Winogrand.
In addition to works from the world famous talents mentioned above, contemporary works and local legends to Philadelphia will be available as well. The list includes: Renate Aller, Gay Block, Ken Light, Joe Mills, Herb Ritts, Diane Burko, Charmaine Caire, Emmet Gowin, and many more.
Again, the auction will be this weekend so be sure to take advantage.
For More Information: Photo Review

Preview: The Photo Review 2015 Benefit Auction

In Auction, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector on October 26, 2015 at 6:19 pm


As with any field of art these days, sometimes an organization can really benefit from a little bit of help. The Photo Review is no exception, and that’s why they have their annual auction coming up on November 7th at 7pm.

The Photo Review is a critical journal of national scope and international readership. Publishing since 1976, the Photo Review covers photography events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for the Mid-Atlantic region. With incisive reviews, exciting portfolios, lively interviews, the latest in books and exhibitions, The Photo Review quarterly journal has earned a reputation as one of the best serious photography publications being produced today. Our writers — including A.D. Coleman, Stephen Perloff, Shelley Rice, Peter Hay Halpert, Barbara L. Michaels, Jean Dykstra, and Mark Power — have weighed in on subjects as varied as the posthumous publication of work by Diane Arbus, women in photography, the growth of digital media, the historical movement from Pictorialism into Modernism, etc., etc. In his ongoing series, “The Censorship Diaries,” Editor Stephen Perloff was in the forefront in covering the controversy over funding for the NEA and censorship of the arts.

The Photo Review has earned a reputation for lucid and incisive writing aimed at an intelligent and informed audience, but free of the cant and jargon that infects much contemporary writing about art. Thus, both arts publications and the popular press have looked to us for interpretations of what’s happening on the photography scene. Articles have been reprinted in such publications as Afterimage, To, Photography in New York, American Photo, and others.

Editor Stephen Perloff, a respected writer, educator and photographer, has been interviewed for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Bucks County Courier Times, and Art Matters. He has received two critic’s fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

For those who live in the Philadelphia area or will be nearby at the time of the auction, the Photo Review has lined up a spectacular array of works from classic and modern photographers located near and far away. A broad range of 19th-century and vernacular photographs will be available as well.

Concurrent with the live auction will be a silent auction, where people will be able to acquire everything from photography equipment to restaurant meals.

The preview for the auction will start on Friday, November 6th (11-6pm) and end just prior to the start of the auction the next day.

For More Information: The Photo Review

Preview: Kelly Fitzgerald Photography Auction

In Auction, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 25, 2015 at 7:42 pm



As time passes, life presents a multitude of challenges and opportunities. For our friend, photographer Kelly Fitzgerald, new opportunities are whisking him away to the Philadelphia area this April. Any move can be difficult, but when you factor in multiple thousands of miles between you and the destination, the brain starts to churn.

In an effort to make room for new and upcoming works, Kelly Fitzgerald is holding an auction sale for his fine art photographic collections. He has a large inventory of limited edition silver gelatin fiber base prints available as well as museum quality framed photographic prints.

If you have ever wanted to become a collector of his work, this is a great opportunity to begin. His photographs have been in numerous exhibits throughout the United States and Europe. Fitzgerald’s work has also won several awards including The Golden Light Award and the IPA Lucie Award. His work can be found in many corporate and private collections across the United States.

If you would like to request a catalog or are interested in purchasing an original fine art photographic print, please contact Kelly directly at or call (760) 670-6616 during normal business hours (9:00am to 5:00pm PST).

To view more of his work please visit:

For More Information: Kelly Fitzgerald

Notable: Photo Review Benefit Auction

In Auction, Black and White Photography, Books, Camera, Photo Print Collector on November 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm


Ashes by John Paul Caponigro, 1994

On Saturday, November 9 at 7 PM, The Photo Review will hold its 2013 Benefit Auction at the University of the Arts, Hamilton Hall, Broad and Pine Streets in Philadelphia.

The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by historic masters as well as contemporary photo stars and featured local luminaries.

In addition, a broad range of 19th-century and vernacular photographs is up for bid.

A silent auction, concurrent with the live auction, will feature photography equipment, restaurant meals, museum memberships, theater tickets, books, etc.

Lodima Archival Materials has provided matting for Photo Review auction items.

A preview will be held on Friday, November 8 from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., just prior to the auction, or you can preview a catalogue of items in the auction and silent auction at the link below.

For more information: The Photo Review

Notable: 16th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction

In Auction, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

John McDermott

John McDermott, Monk in the Wind, Angkor Wat, 2001

Founded in 1996 by world-renowned photographer Kenro Izu, “Friends Without a Border,” (Friends) is an international nongovernmental organization (NGO) that is committed to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to children in Southeast Asia.

Since its inception, “Friends,” has had the art community as a vital source of support. Since the first auction in 1997, this relationship has only flourished, and hundreds of artists and their representatives have generously donated their work to the auction to make it the great event it is today.

Reception: October 24, 2013 6-8pm at Rick Wester Fine Art

Auction: December 10, 2013 6-8pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor Suite

For More Information and a full Catalogue of Images: 16th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction

Preview: Photographs by Norman Seeff: The Lost Archive

In Auction, Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector on October 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

Ray Charles LA '85

Ray Charles, LA, 1985.

The Aperature Foundation and Christie’s of NYC present the first ever auction of silver gelatin prints by Norman Seeff; acclaimed pop culture photographer, and producer of some of the world’s most enduring images of musicians, moguls, actors, and athletes over the past forty years.

Known for illustriously bringing out the true spirits of his subjects, Seeff worked independently and with United Artist Records to create some of the greatest album covers of the 1970s and 1980s. Displayed in magazines such as Rolling Stone, Time  and Life, vintage prints by Seeff are extremely rare, and this collections includes authentic “work prints,” which were physically presented to artists and agents for approval and often became the basis for the world’s perception of some of the greatest stars at the time.

Christie’s online-only auction will run September 27 – October 9, 2013

For More Information: Christie’s