Saturday, May 2, 2015

40 Photographs by 26 Iconic Photographers: Jean-Pierre Laffont, Lotte Jacobi, Brassaï, Alexander Kahle, André Sas, Mario Algaze, David LeFranc, Robert Freeman, Ralph Dominguez, Sid Avery, Terry O'Neill, Tom Kelley, Frank Worth, Richard C. Miller, Bunny Yeager, George Barris, Philippe Halsman, Bruce Davidson, Bert Stern, Mimmo Rotella, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nicholas Vreeland, Margaret Bourke-White, Alberto Korda, Roxanne Lowitt, Deborah Kass, Lawrence Schiller,

C-Print on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper
USA, 1968, printed 2011
Lawrence Schiller (b. 1936) - American photographer
Signed in ink lower right 'Lawrence Schiller'
Numbered in ink lower left '12/75'
Signed and dated in pencil verso '©Lawrence Schiller 12-20-2011'
From 'Portraits of Barbra Streisand'
Accompanied by original red leather portfolio box with gold leaf title 'Barbra', signed and numbered in ink on cover
Image dimensions: 21 x 15 in. (53.3 x 38.1 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 24 ½ x 20 ¼ in. (62.2 x 51.4 cm.)

Lawrence Schiller (American, b. 1936) First receiving a camera in junior high school, Lawrence Schiller's obsession with photography began at a young age. By the time he was a student at Pepperdine College, his pictures had appeared in Life, Playboy, and the Saturday Evening Post. Photographing some of the most important political and cultural icons and moments of the twentieth century, Schiller documented stories for magazines worldwide, including Look, Newsweek, Time, and the London Sunday Times. More

Color screenprint on canvas
USA, 1992
Deborah Kass (b. 1952) - American contemporary artist
Signed, titled, inscribed and dated in pencil verso 'Red BARBRA / (JEWISH Jackie Series) / 12 x 12 / D KASS 92'
From Jewish Jackie series
Dimensions: 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm.)

Deborah Kass (American, b. 1952) Exploring the intersection between popular culture, politics, art history, and identity, Deborah Kass finds inspiration in artists such as Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Bruce Nauman. Employing post-war painting and appropriation in her works, Kass is most celebrated for her 1990s series, "The Warhol Project." More

Archival pigment print
USA, 1994, printed 2011
Roxanne Lowitt (b. ca. 1955) - American fashion photographer
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist '1 of 11 / Roxanne Lowit'
From an edition of 11
Image dimensions: 33 ¼ x 23 in. (84.5 x 58.4 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)

Roxanne Lowit (American, b. circa 1955) Over the course of her three decade career, Roxanne Lowit has photographed thousands of personalities from the worlds of art, fashion, film, theater and society, including George Clooney, Salvador Dali, Johnny Depp and Yves Saint-Laurent, amongst countless others. More


C-print mounted on aluminum, 'Coco Chanel',
France, c. 1965
Shahrokh Hatami (b. 1928) - Iranian photographer 
Signed in ink lower right 'Hatami' With artist's blind stamp lower left
Certificate of authenticity label verso, signed by the artist in ink
With red Galerie Grace Radziwill ink stamp verso
Image dimensions: 15 7/8 x 23 ¾ in. (40.3 x 60.3 cm.) 
Sheet dimensions: 19 ½ x 27 ¼ in. (49.5 x 69.2 cm.)


C-print mounted on aluminum
France, second half of the 20th century
Shahrokh Hatami (b. 1928) - Iranian photographer
Signed in black ink lower right 'Hatami'
With artist's blind stamp lower left
Certificate of authenticity label verso, signed by the artist in black ink
With red Galerie Grace Radziwill ink stamp verso
Image dimensions: 23 ¾ x 16 in. (60.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 27 ¼ x 19 ½ in. (69.9 x 49.5 cm.)

Shahrokh Hatami (Iranian, b. 1928) Known primarily as Hatami, the Iranian photographer has covered a broad range of high profile subjects as a photographer for nearly half a century, from celebrities, film and fashion to politics, war, and social change. More

Gelatin silver print
Cuba, 1960
Alberto Korda (1928-2001) - Cuban photographer
Signed in ink lower right 'Alberto Korda'
Matted
Image dimensions: 8 ¼ x 12 ½ in. (21 x 31.8 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)

Alberto Korda (Cuban, 1928-2001) Born Alberto Diaz Gutiérrez, Alberto Korda was born in Havana, Cuba. His interest in photography began at an early age, when he took his father's Kodak 35mm. In 1953, Korda opened his first photography studio with Luis Pierce, and eventually became Cuba's premiere fashion photographer. It was the Cuban Revolution, however, that proved to be the turning point in Korda's career. More

Gelatin silver print
India, 1946
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) - American documentary photographer
Matted
Dimensions: 10 ¼ x 13 in. (26 x 33 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)

Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971) Documentary photographer and photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White is best known as the first female war correspondent, and the first to be allowed into combat zones during World War II. Born in the Bronx, New York, Bourke-White opened a photography studio in Cleveland, specializing in industrial and architectural photography first getting her start with the Otis Steel Company in 1927. More

Gelatin silver print
India, 2002
Nicholas Vreeland (b. 1954) - American photographer
'His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Rato Dratsang'
Signed, titled and inscribed in pencil verso 'Photos for Rato / His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Rato Dratsang / Nicholas Vreeland'
Numbered in pencil verso '13/25'
From 'Photos for Rato'
Matted 
Image dimensions: 13 7/8 x 14 in. (35.2 x 35.6 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)

Nicholas Vreeland (American, b. 1954) The grandson of renowned fashion editor Diana Vreeland, Nicholas Vreeland became interested in photography at the age of 13, serving as an assistant to Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. On a photographic assignment to India in 1979, Vreeland met the Dalai Lama and was asked to photograph his first trip to North America. In 1985. More

Gelatin silver print
USA, 1961
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) - French photojournalist
With the artist's Magnum stamp verso
Dimensions: 6 7/8 x 10 in. (17.5 x 25.4 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)

Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) Considered an early pioneer of photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson began his career studying painting with André Lhote, taking his first photographs in 1931 when he traveled to Africa. In 1947, Cartier-Bresson established Magnum Photos, a photographer-owned cooperative with Robert Capa, David Seymour, William Vandivert and George Rodger. Cartier-Bresson's uncanny ability to capture global human affairs helped define the creative potential of modern photography. Traveling across the globe, the photographer's ability to capture "the decisive moment" brings power to his images which range from intimate portraits to historic political scenes. Henri Cartier-Bresson's work is in the collections of museums throughout the world. More

Color screenprint on Somerset
Italy, 1979
Mimmo Rotella (1918-2006) - Italian collage artist
Signed in pencil lower right 'Rotella'
Numbered in pencil lower left '126/300'
Full margins with one edge deckled
Image dimensions: 26 ½ x 20 ¼ in. (67.3 x 51.4 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 30 x 22 ½ in. (76.2 x 57.2 cm.)

Mimmo Rotella (Italian, 1918-2006) Italian  was best known for his décollages, as well as his involvement with the French Nouveaux Réalistes. Born in 1918 in Catanzaro, Italy, Rotella studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples before serving in World War II. After the war, Rotella devoted himself to painting, having his first solo exhibition in 1951 at Gallery Chiurazzi, Rome. In 1953, Rotella began producing his first décollages, compositions made from torn advertising posters he stripped off outdoor walls in Rome. More

Archival pigment print
USA, 1962, printed 2007
Bert Stern (1929-2013) - American fashion and commercial photographer
Inscribed indistinctly in red lower margin 'Marilyn'
Numbered in red lower left '18/25'
Signed in blue pencil, dated 2007 in red pencil and inscribed and dated in pencil verso 'Taken 1962'
With artist's copyright limitation ink stamp verso 
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed, numbered and dated '2007' by the artist
Image dimensions: 11 x 12 in. (27.9 x 30.5 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 13 x 19 in. (33 x 488.3 cm.)

Bert Stern (American, 1929-2013) was hugely successful in the worlds of fashion and commercial photography. His rise in the industry is represented by such images as his iconic Smirnoff Vodka advertisement, and acclaimed portraits of celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Drew Barrymore and Madonna. He is best known for The Last Sitting, a collection of 2,500 photographs of Marilyn Monroe. More

Gelatin silver print
USA, 1960
Bruce Davidson (b. 1933) - American photographer
'Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller and Yves Montand, Beverly Hills Hotel'
With photographer's Magnum ink stamp and various notations in unknown hand verso
Dimensions: 8 x 11 7/8 in. (20.3 x 30.2 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)

Bruce Davidson (American, b. 1933)  began taking photographs at the age of ten. After university, he was drafted into the army and stationed near Paris. There he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the founders of Magnum Photos. When he left military service, Davidson worked as a freelance photographer for LIFE magazine and, in 1958, became a full member of Magnum. In 1962, he received a Guggenheim fellowship, creating a documentation of the civil rights movement in America. More

Gelatin silver print, 'Marilyn-Mao', 1967
USA, 1967, printed 1981
Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) - American portrait photographer
Numbered in ink verso '3/250'
With the artist's estate stamp verso 
From 'Halsman/Marilyn' portfolio
Other works from this edition are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Matted
Image dimensions: 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (32.7 x 25.1 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)

Philippe Halsman (American, b. Latvia, 1906-1979) American portrait photographer Philippe Halsman was born in Riga, Latvia before moving to Paris in the 1930s. He opened a portrait studio in Montparnasse where he photographed numerous artists and writers, including Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier and André Gide. Halsman moved to the United States in 1940, where he produced covers for major American magazines, including a record 101 covers for Life. More

Gelatin silver print
USA, 1956
Elliott Erwitt (b. 1928) - French/American photographer
Signed in ink lower right 'Elliott Erwitt'
Signed, inscribed and dated in pencil verso 'Elliott Erwitt / New York City / 1956'
Image dimensions: 15 ¼ x 22 ½ in. (38.7 x 57.2 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)

Elliott Erwitt (French/American, b. 1928) Born in France to Russian parents, he immigrated to the United States in 1939. On his travels prior to his military service, Erwitt met Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker who would become his mentors. After leaving the military, Erwitt was invited to join Magnum Photos as a member by Capa; Erwitt would go on to be President of the agency for three terms. His works were featured in numerous publications, and he is best known for his black and white candid shots of the absurd within the everyday. More

Pigment print
USA, 1955, printed later
Richard C. Miller (1912-2010) - American photographer 
'James Dean on the Set of Giant'
Signed in pencil lower right 'Richard C. Miller'
Numbered in pencil lower left' 4/24'
With artist's copyright ink stamp verso
Deckled edges
Image dimensions: 22 ½ x 15 in. (57.2 x 38.1 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 24 ¼ x 20 ¼ in. (61.6 x 51.4 cm.)

Richard Miller (American, 1912-2010) was born in California in 1912. Developing an interest in photography at an early age, Miller studied the photography at Stanford University and Pomona College. Best known for his iconic photographs of Norma Jeane Dougherty (Marilyn Monroe) and James Dean, Milled photographed many of Hollywood's biggest celebrities. Miller wass also known for his use of the carbro process to make vivid archival carbro images.

Digital print with diamond dust
USA, 1953, printed later

Frank Worth (1923-2000) - American celebrity photographer
Image dimensions: 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 33 ¼ x 33 ¼ in. (84.5 x 84.5 cm.)


Digital gelatin silver print
USA, 1955, printed later
Frank Worth (1923-2000) - American celebrity photographer
'Elizabeth Taylor Classic Portrait on Set of "Giant"'
Numbered in ink lower left '22/48'
With artist's estate blind stamp lower right
Image dimensions: 35 x 28 in. (88.9 x 71.1 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)

Archival pigment print on fiber based paper
USA, 1955, printed later
Frank Worth (1923-2000) - American celebrity photographer
'James Dean Seated Behind Fence Set of "Giant"'
Numbered in ink lower left '25/48'
With artist's estate blind stamp lower right
Image dimensions: 32 x 28 in. (81.3 x 71.1 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.
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Frank Worth (American, 1923-2000)  was renowned for his intimate candid portraits of Hollywood actors and actresses. In an era when most stars limited themselves to carefully posed portraits, Worth's black and white images provided unique images of celebrities. More

Fuji Crystal Light Jet mounted on aluminum
USA, 1949, printed 2014
Tom Kelley (1914-1984) - American celebrity photographer
Signed in silver ink lower right 'Tom Kelley'
Numbered in silver ink lower left '156/300'
From the 'Red Velvet' Series
Published by Pacific Licensing, Santa Rosa, CA
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity with artist's and publisher's signatures, dated 2014 and copyright reproduction limitation blind stamp
Image dimensions: 27 x 21 in. (53.3 x 68.6 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 55.9 cm.)


One of the most recognizable images of Marilyn Monroe, this image taken by Tom Kelley depicts the young actress posing nude on red velvet. From the series taken in 1949, Hugh Hefner used one of them as the centerfold for the first issue of Playboy Magazine in 1953. Beautiful and alluring, "Pose #2" captures a rare moment frozen in time. More

Digital c-print
USA, 1966, printed later
Tom Kelley (1914-1984) - American celebrity photographer
'Mamie Van Doren - trompe l'oeil'
Signed in silver ink lower right 'Tom Kelley'
Numbered in silver ink lower left '5/12'
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and dated 2014
Image dimensions: 17 x 21 in. (43.2 x 53.3 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 22 ¼ x 18 in. (56.5 x 45.7 cm.)

Tom Kelley Sr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied photography as an apprentice in a New York photo studio before working for the Associated Press and Town & Country Magazine. Kelley moved to California in 1935 where he established a photography studio in Hollywood, producing promotional photographs of movie stars. He is best known for his iconic nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe, which were distributed widely as calendar art, one of which was featured in the inaugural issue of Playboy Magazine (1953). More


Gelatin silver print

Spain, 1971
Terry O'Neill (b. 1938) - British photographer
Signed in ink lower right 'Terry O'Neill'
Numbered in ink lower left '46/50'
Image dimensions: 57 x 44 in. (144.8 x 111.8 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 71 ½ x 48 in. (181.6 x 121.9 cm.)


Gelatin silver print
USA, 1968
Terry O'Neill (b. 1938) - British photographer
Signed in black ink lower right 'Terry O'Neill'
Numbered in ink lower right 'AP'
Image dimensions: 44 x 65 ½ in. (111.8 x 166.4 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 48 x 71 ½ in. (121.9 x 181.6 cm.)

British photographer Terry O'Neill is famous for his documentation of fame, capturing the icons of the twentieth century from Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to Amy Winehouse, from Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot to Nicole Kidman, as well as members of the British Royal Family. More

 Archival pigment print on acid free art paper
USA, 1960 printed 1978
Sid Avery (1918-2002) - American photographer and director
Numbered in pencil lower right '6/11'
Titled, extensively inscribed and dated in pencil verso '"Ocean's Eleven" cast, 1960'
With artist's estate copyright reproduction limitation ink stamp verso
Signed by Ron Avery, dated and numbered in pencil verso '1978 / Ron Avery / 6/11'
Image dimensions: 37 ½ x 56 in. (95.3 x 142.2 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 41 ½ x 60 in. (105.4 x 152.4 cm.)

American photographer and director Sid Avery was renowned for capturing the private moments of Hollywood icons, including Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Aubrey Hepburn and Marlon Brando. Avery's work appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, Look and Colliers, and was among the preeminent photographers working with celebrities. In an effort to preserve the work of early Hollywood photographers, he founded the Hollywood Photographer's Archive (HPA), known today as mptvimages.com. More

Gelatin silver print
USA, circa 1985
Ralph Dominguez (20th century) - Paparazzi photographer
Four with photographer's reproduction limitation credit ink stamps, Ralph Dominguez, Globe Photos, New York, verso
One titled, inscribed and dated in typeset on a label affixed to the reverse
Dimensions, each: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)

Gelatin silver print
USA, circa 1980
Ralph Dominguez (20th century) - Paparazzi photographer
Five with photographer's reproduction limitation credit ink stamps, Ralph Dominguez, Globe Photos, New York, verso
Dimensions, each: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)

Capturing the vibrant and dynamic personalities of the music industry, this group of photographs depicts a broad range of musicians that popular culture has long admired. Included here are Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart, Liberace, Bob Dylan, Blondie, Keith Richards, along with the legendary couples John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, and Sonny and Cher. More

Gelatin silver print
UK, 1964, printed later
Robert Freeman (b. circa 1930) - British photographer
Signed in silver ink lower right 'Freeman'
Numbered in silver ink lower left '1/25'
Framed and matted
Image dimensions: 32 ¾ x 35 in. (81.2 x 88.9 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 39 ½ x 39 ½ in. (100.3 x 100.3 cm.)

Robert Freeman is a photographer and designer, most famous for his album cover photos for The Beatles and his design work on the end credit sequences of their first two films and the related film posters and advertising materials.
He was the Beatles' most favoured photographer during the years 1963 to 1966 and shot arguably the most iconic images of them. He photographed and designed the covers for five consecutive album covers of the Beatles-sanctioned UK album releases on the Parlophone label. Most of those images were also adapted by Capitol Records for the US releases they compiled from the Beatles' UK recordings. He also directed the rarely seen Swinging London cult film The Touchables in 1968, which starred Judy Huxtable and David Anthony, and featured music by the original Nirvana. More

Gelatin silver print
USA, 1969
Jean-Pierre Laffont (b. 1935) - Algerian photographer
Stamped artist's signature lower right 'JP Laffont'
Signed and numbered in ink on a label affixed to the reverse 'No 27/50 JP Laffont'
Titled, inscribed and dated in typeset on a label affixed to the reverse 'December 1st, 1969, Alfred Hitchcock outside the Plaza Hotel in New York.'
With artist's copyright and red Galerie Grace Radziwill ink stamps verso
Dimensions: 20 ¼ x 13 ½ in. (51.4 x 34.3 cm.)

Born in Algeria in 1935, Jean-Pierre Laffont received his MFA from Arts et Metiers in Vevey, Switzerland. After serving in the French Army during the Algeria War, Laffont moved to Paris, working as a fashion and portrait photographer, as well as a special photograph on movie sets for MGM.

Gelatin silver print
USA, 1975
Jean-Pierre Laffont (b. 1935) - Algerian photographer
Stamped artist's signature lower right 'JP Laffont'
Signed and numbered in ink on a label affixed to the reverse 'No 21/50 JP Laffont'
Titled, inscribed and dated in typeset on a label affixed to the reverse 'May 1st 1975, 5th Ave, New York City, NY. Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones.'
With artist's copyright and red Galerie Grace Radziwill ink stamps verso
Dimensions: 24 x 16 in. (61 x 40.6 cm.) More

In the late 1960s, Laffont moved to the United States to work as the staff photograph for Status Magazine and the US Correspondent for the French-based agency, Reporters Associes. In 1969, he became the first Foreign Correspondent for Gamma Agency and founded the US bureau of the company. 

Gelatin silver print
USA, 1974
Jean-Pierre Laffont (b. 1935) - Algerian photographer
Stamped artist's signature lower right 'JP Laffont'
Signed and numbered in ink on a label affixed to the reverse 'No 6/30 JP Laffont'
Titled, inscribed and dated in typeset on a label affixed to the reverse 'Ali vs Frazier Ali pointing his finger / 23 january 1974'
With artist's copyright and red Galerie Grace Radziwill ink stamps verso
Dimensions: 15 x 20 5/8 in. (38.1 x 52.3 cm.) More

In this role he covered major events, including the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, political campaigns, the Olympics, and others. In 1973, Laffont co-founded Sygma Photo News, the largest photography agency in the world which was acquired by the Corbis Corporation in 1999. Laffont's images of child labor in third world countries awarded him "The Madeline Ross Award" and the World Press Award. His work has appeared in numerous major publications worldwide, including Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, London Sunday Times Magazine, and others. More

Gelatin silver print on postcard

USA, circa 1930, printed circa 1960s

Lotte Jacobi (1896-1990) - German/American portrait photographer

Signed in ink lower right 'Lotte Jacobi'
Matted
Dimensions: 5 ½ x 3 ½ in. (14 x 8.9 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm.)

Photographer Lotte Jacobi often printed images onto postcards for personal communications, as seen in this present lot. This image of Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein shows the famed theoretical physicist smoking a pipe while wearing a white shirt and hat. More

Gelatin silver print

France, 1966

Brassaï (1899-1985) - French street photographer

With photographer's ink stamp verso, Faubourg St. Jacques, Paris
Inscribed in blue ink in an unknown hand verso 'Pic. 386'
Dimensions: 11 5/8 x 9 1/8 in. (29.4 x 23.2 cm.)

Overall dimensions: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)

Offering an intimate portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest artists, this photograph of Pablo Picasso is straightforward and unassuming. This is but one of the many portraits taken of Picasso by Brassaï over the course of their forty-year friendship. Their sessions together were often filled with conversation centered on the question: What is the dynamic between art and photography? Both artists continually pushed the boundaries of their art with experimentation, influencing many other artists for generations to come. More

Archival pigment print on fiber based paper

USA, 1940, printed later 

Alexander Kahle (1886-1968) - German still photographer

Numbered in ink lower left '2/12'
Published by Movie Star News, with blind stamp lower right
Image dimensions: 37 ½ x 47 in. (95.3 x 119.3 cm.)

Sheet dimensions: 40 x 60 in. (101.6 x 152.4 cm.)

Depicting an iconic scene from Orson Welles' film "Citizen Kane," this photograph captures Welles - who wrote, directed, and starred in the film - at a podium, gesturing to the poster behind him. Considered by many as the greatest movie of all time, "Citizen Kane" was nominated for eight Academy Awards the year it was released (1941). More

Gelatin silver print

UK, 1964

André Sas (b. 1928) - French photographer

Signed and numbered in ink lower right 'Andre Sas 2/30'
Artist's blind stamp lower left 'SAS'
Signed, inscribed and dated in ink verso 'Paris 1964 Andre Sas'
Numbered in ink verso 'No 2/30'
Dimensions: 19 ¾ x 19 ¾ in. (50.2 x 50.2 cm.) 

Three-fourths of one of the greatest rock bands of the twentieth century, Paul McCarthy, John Lennon and George Harrison, sit laughing around a table in suits and ties. Lighthearted and energetic, this photograph by French photographer André Sas captures the youthful energy of the singers. More

Gelatin silver print

France, circa 1950

André Sas (b. 1928) - French photographer

Signed in black ink lower right 'Andre Sas'
Numbered in black ink lower right '2/30'
Artist's blind stamp lower left
Signed, titled and numbered in black ink verso 'Billie Holiday no 2/30 Andre Sas'
With artist's and red Galerie Grace Radziwill ink stamps verso
Image dimensions: 20 x 13 ¾ in. (50.8 x 34.9 cm.)

Sheet dimensions: 22 x 15 ¾ in. (55.9 x 40 cm.)

This photograph by André Sas depicts the singer towards the end of her life, dressed in all black with bedazzled sunglasses and purse, turned away from the camera with disinterest. Executed circa 1950, this gelatin silver print is signed and numbered 2/30. The sheet measures 22 x 15 ¾ inches. In overall good condition. More

Selenium toned gelatin silver print 

USA, 1972, printed 2012

Mario Algaze (b. 1947) - Cuban/American documentary photographer

Signed, titled, inscribed and dated in pencil verso 'Mario Algaze / "MICK AND KEITH", MOBILE, ALABAMA-ILFORD-SELENIUM 1992 P. 2012'
Matted
Image dimensions: 13 1/8 x 19 in. (33.3 x 48.2 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)

Overall dimensions: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)

Capturing the two most well-known members of the iconic British rock band, The Rolling Stones, this photograph of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards was taken during their 1972 American Tour. Often referred to as the S.T.P. Tour, this tour is regarded as one of the most legendary in rock and roll history.  More

Gelatin silver print

New York, 1997

David LeFranc (b. 1965) - French photographer

'Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones New York 17/01/1997'
Signed in ink on a label affixed to the reverse 'LeFranc'
Artist's blind stamp lower right
Numbered in typeset on a label affixed to the reverse '12/50'
With red Galerie Grace Radziwill ink stamp verso

Dimensions: 27 ¾ x 18 ¼ in. (70.5 x 46.4 cm.)

Filled with the energy of one of rock and rolls greatest living artist, this photograph of Mick Jagger shows the singer bent forward, his glance away from the camera. Often documenting the Rolling Stones on tour, David LeFranc captures Jagger's magnetic stage personality. More

Gelatin silver print

UK, 1967, printed later

Gered Mankowitz (b. 1946) - British contemporary photographer

Signed in ink lower right 'Gered Mankowitz'
Numbered in ink lower left '44/50'
Gered Mankowitz Archive blind stamp lower right
Framed and matted
Image dimensions: 18 x 17 7/8 in. (45.7 x 45.4 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 32 ¾ x 28 ¾ in. (83.2 x 72 cm.)

Gered Mankowitz has photographed dozens of album covers over the course of his career. This image of Jimi Hendrix is in stark black and white, capturing the guitarist's iconic rock and roll persona. As Hendrix's manager insisted that color photographs to be used, this black and white photograph was not revealed to the public until 1992 when Mankowitz had his first solo exhibition in London. That same year, this image was used as the cover the Hendrix's posthumous album, "Jimi Hendrix: The Ultimate Experience." More

Digital gelatin silver print

UK, 20th century

Robert Freeman (b. circa 1930) - British photographer

Signed in silver ink lower right 'Freeman'
Numbered in silver ink lower left '3/25'
Image dimensions: 14 1/8 x 20 ¼ in. (35.9 x 51.4 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 19 ¾ x 23 ¾ in. (50.2 x 60.3 cm.)

This image of American jazz musician and composer John Coltrane depicts the musician playing the flute. Primarily known as a saxophonist, Coltrane pioneered the use of modes (alternative tonalities derived from the familiar major scale) in jazz, and was at the forefront of free jazz. More

Gelatin silver print
USA, circa 1955
Bunny Yeager (1929-2014) - American photographer
Signed in pencil verso 'Bunny Yeager'
Dimensions, each approximately: 2 ½ x 2 ½ in. (6.4 x 6.4 cm.)

Bunny Yeager (American, 1929-2014) Born Linnea Eleanor Yeager, Bunny Yeager began her career as a pin-up model, at one point the most photographed model in Miami. After retiring from modeling, Yeager began a career as a photographer. She is perhaps best known for her iconic pin-up images of Bettie Page, whom she met in 1954. Yeager's photographs of Page appeared in Playboy Magazine and helped launch both of their careers. In addition, Yeager is also known for her images of Ursula Andress, James Bond and Lisa Winters.


Gelatin silver print

USA, circa 1962
George Barris (b. 1928) - American photographer
Signed in ink lower left 'George Barris'
Numbered in ink verso 'Proof Ed. 99'
With George Barris/Edward Weston Collection stamp verso
Dimensions: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm.)
Overall: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm.)

George Barris (American, b. 1928) is best known for his images of Marilyn Monroe. Becoming interested in photography from a young age, Barris served in the U.S. Army's Office of Public Relations where many of his images of General Dwight D. Eisenhower were published. After World War II, Barris moved to Hollywood to work as a freelance photographer where he photographed numerous stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin and Steve McQueen. More