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S. Spurling: Florence Nightingale and Lefroi Gold Mines, Bleaconsfield, Australia
c. 1880, albumen print from wet plate negative, photographer's name blindstamped recto. Image size: 7"x9.25", sheet size: 7"x9.25" ($800–$1,200) — Minimum bid: $400
Harvey Stein: Arm Under Coney Island Boardwalk
1989/later, archival pigment print. Image size: 12.125"x18", sheet size: 13"x19" ($2,000–$3,000) — Minimum bid: $1,200
Published in his book Coney Island 40 Years by Schiffer Publishers, 2011.
Catherine Steinmann: Botanical Gardens, Hilo, HI
2015, archival pigment print, signed, titled, and dated recto. Image size: 11.25"x18.25", sheet size: 17"x22" ($1,000–$1,500) — Minimum bid: $400
Lou Stoumen: The City Play for Keeps, Times Square
1980, vintage gelatin silver print, signed recto. Image size: 11"x14", sheet size: 11"x14" ($1,500–$2,500) — Minimum bid: $750
Illustrated: Stoumen, Times Square: 45 Years of Photography (Aperture, 1985), p. 102.
Soichi Sunami: Julia Evergood
1931, silver print, photographer's stamp verso; autographed recto: "To dear Cressie, With Love, Julia Evergood"; inscribed verso: "March 23, 1941. This represents one of Julie's proud moments when she danced a solo ballet first number on the program before the President of France at Sorbonne, Paris, in a memorial to Pavlova the world's greatest Russian Ballerina, given one month after her death in April 1941, by one of her latest dancing partners, M. Alexander Volinine.". Image size: 9"x7", sheet size: 9"x7" ($800–$1,600) — Minimum bid: $500
Soichi Sunami was a modernist photographer, influenced by the pictorialist movement, and best known for his portraits of early modern dancers, including Ruth St. Denis, Agnes De Mille, Helen Tamiris, and Martha Graham, with whom he maintained an extended artistic collaboration. Born in Japan, in 1885, he emigrated to the United States in 1905. In 1907 he arrived in Seattle, where he worked for photographer Ella E. McBride, who was a fellow member of the Seattle Camera Club (an association largely made up of Japanese-American immigrant photographers). By 1922 he had moved to New York City where he briefly worked for photographer Nickolas Muray before enrolling at the Art Students League, alongside classmate Alexander Calder, under the primary tutelage of Ashcan painter John Sloan. For nearly forty years (from 1930 until 1968) he was the official staff photographer at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), a position that helped him avoid internment during World War II.
Daniel Traub: Itinerant Burlesque Show, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
2006, archival digital chromogenic print, signed verso. Image size: 15.5"x19", sheet size: 20"x24" ($1,600–$2,200) — Minimum bid: $700
Fernand Triol: Mother and Children Walking Down Cobblestone Street
c. 1930, silver print, nicely matted and in new black wood frame. Image size: 11.75"x9.3125", sheet size: framed 20.5"x17" ($1,000–$1,500) — Minimum bid: $700
This is a dramatic modernist image with its strong sense of light, shadow, and texture. Triol was a photographer who lived in Beziers, France, in the Languedoc region. His work combines the best of pictorialism with the best of modernism. He was active in the 1930s.
Jerry N. Uelsmann: Untitled (Secret Space of Dreams)
2015, silver gelatin print, open edition but fewer than 10 made, signed verso and mat recto. Image size: 19.375"x14", sheet size: 20"x16" ($4,000–$6,000) — Minimum bid: $2,000
Published in Confluence, the catalogue to Uelsmann's 2017 exhibition at the University of Florida.
Unknown: Nude holding ball
c. 1910, platinum print. Image size: 9"x3.75", sheet size: framed 18"x10" ($1,200–$1,800) — Minimum bid: $750
Tony Ward: Gays in the Military
1996, silver gelatin print, #1/25 (only 5 ever printed), signed recto. Image size: 18"x12.25", sheet size: 20"x16" ($1,500–$3,000) — Minimum bid: $1,000
Deborah W. Winram: SBW/Glacier National Park
1997, silver print, #1/3, signed, titled, dated, and numbered verso. Image size: 13"8.75", sheet size: 14"x11" ($200–$350) — Minimum bid: $100