Swann Galleries – Important Photobooks & Photographs

December 8th, 2011 by

Swann Galleries’ auction of Important Photobooks & Photographs on Tuesday, December 13 features beautiful and poignant images and books ranging from the earliest photographs to works by artists living and working today.

Highlights include:

Among the photobooks, Edwin Hale Lincoln’s lavishly illustrated Wild Flowers of New England Photographed from Nature, a complete set of 8 volumes with 400 platinum prints, one of perhaps 50 copies of the self-published work, 1910-14 (detail top right).

William Eggleston’s 2 1/4, a limited-edition book featuring the artist’s early color photographs, with a signed print. One of 50 copies, 1999.

A large selection of New York City photographs including Harry Callahan’s Untitled (World Trade Center), a silver print, 1974.

Stephen Shore’s Ginger Seippel, Miami, Florida, a C-print, 1977, printed 1980.

Aaron Siskind’s Viterbo Broom portfolio, containing 18 abstract photographs, all silver prints, 1967

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