Ansel Adams:Sierra Junipers, Upper Merced Basin, Yosemite Valley 1922/1927, silver print, unsigned. Image size: 5.75"x7.75", sheet size: 10"x12" ($2,000–$4,000) — Starting Bid: $1,000 Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras is a portfolio of 18 silver gelatin photographic prints made by Ansel Adams in 1927. It was the first publication of a portfolio of his prints, produced not long after he decided to become a professional photographer.
As a member of the Sierra Club in the 1920s, Adams joined the Club's annual month-long High Trips in the Sierra in addition to making several trips on his own. During these trips he captured large-format black-and-white images of many of the region's well-known features. The best known of these images is Adams' first masterpiece: Monolith, the Face of Half Dome. The photographs he took on these trips became the core of the Parmelian Prints portfolio.
When the portfolio was published it included the statement "One Hundred and Fifty Copies Printed by the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, August MCMXXVII". Adams estimated that only about 100 were completed. Of these, an unknown number were later destroyed in a warehouse fire; it is thought that no more than 75 copies were ever delivered to clients.
Adams himself printed each of the images for the portfolios on Kodak Vitava Athena Grade T Parchment paper, which was both cream-colored and translucent due to the thinness of the paper.
Mariette Pathy Allen:Kylie and Dakota in their Minnie Mouse car. 2020, archival pigment print, ed. 12, signed and numbered verso. Image size: 14.5"x22", sheet size: 18"x26" ($1,400–$2,800) — Starting Bid: $500 Courtesy of the artist and ClampArt, New York City.
Francis Bolton:Boy in Sailor Suit ca. 1900, carbon print. Image size: 8.125"x6.125", sheet size: 8.375"x6.375" ($250–$500 — Starting Bid: $125) Francis Bolton (1866–1951) became a member of the Royal Photographic Society and began exhibiting regularly with this important group beginning in 1896 and continued until 1901. He later received the Society's highest award of distinction when the group named him a fellow (F.R.S.P.) in 1899. He was invited to join the Linked Ring on October 30, 1900. Bolton exhibited at least nine images in four Linked Ring exhibitions in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1902.
Elena Bouvier:Bruce Seldon: Speed Bag 1996, silver print, ed. 1/2, signed, titled, and numbered recto. Image size: 12"x18", sheet size: framed 20.25"x"x26" ($500–$1,000) — Starting Bid: $250 Known as "The Atlantic City Express," Bruce Seldon is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 1996, and 2004 to 2009. He held the WBA heavyweight title from 1995 to 1996, most notably losing to Mike Tyson via knockout in his second defense.
Paul Cava:Hermaphrodite in the Age of Corona, ed. 10 2020, archival pigment print, signed recto. Image size: 15.375"x11.25", sheet size: 19"x13" ($1,200–$1,800) — Starting Bid: $800 With the book Paul Cava: Photographs/Collages/Montages.
Carl Chiarenza:Untitled 141, 2007 2007, silver print, signed on mat and mount recto. Image size: 13.125"x10.25", sheet size: 14"x11" ($600–$1,200) — Starting Bid: $450 p. 117, Carl Chiarenza: Pictures from Pictures, 2008, David R. Godine Publisher, Boston; reproduced in Lenswork No. 79, Nov-Dec 2008, pp.1, 86; exhibited at Image City Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2009
Mathew Brady or Associate (attrib.):Confederate Prisoners Belle Plain, Va. Awaiting (exchange) trains. Part of Johnson's Div. May 12, 1864. Handy. 1864, albumen print, title and notations on mount verso. Image size: 6.5"x8", sheet size: 7.75"x9.125" ($800–$1,200) — Starting Bid: $400 This picture comes through Levin Handy, Brady's nephew. Identified in pencil on the back in Handy's hand and signed by Handy.
Andrew Joseph Russell:Pontoon Bridge, Deep Bottom, James River 1861–65, albumen print, title and notations on mount verso. Image size: 6.5"x8", sheet size: 7.75"x9.125" ($800–$1,200) — Starting Bid: $400 This picture comes through Levin Handy, Brady's nephew. Identified in pencil on the back in Handy's hand. A print of this photograph is in the collection of the MET.