Swann Galleries – Important Photobooks & PhotographsDecember 8th, 2011 by admin
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.
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