Wednesday, July 8, 2015

20 Works - Seduction Photography By Guido Argentini, Franco Fontana, SANTE d'ORAZIO, Leonard Nimoy, Bettina Rheims, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Patrick Demarchelier

Untitled Red Apple by Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy (American, 1931–2015)
Untitled (Red Apple), circa 1990
Archival pigment print
Image Size: 12.38 x 17.88 in. (31.45 x 45.42 cm.)
Overall Size: 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm.)
Signed and inscribed on verso in pencil; Blindstamped on recto

Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance released in 2013


Nimoy's interest in photography began in childhood; for the rest of his life, he owned a camera that he rebuilt at the age of 13. In the 1970s, he studied photography at the University of California, Los Angeles. His photography studies at UCLA occurred after Star Trek and Mission: Impossible, when Nimoy seriously considered changing careers. His work has been exhibited at the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. More

Untitled by Guido Argentini
Guido Argentini (Italian, b. 1966)
Untitled (Lost Dreams), 2006
Archival color print
Image Size: 15.25 x 15 in. (38.74 x 38.1 cm.)
Overall Size: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm.)
Signed and dated on recto
Printed 2011

Hiromi and Thea in a Yellow Room by Guido Argentini
Guido Argentini (Italian, b. 1966)
Hiromi and Thea in a Yellow Room, 2007
Chromogenic print (c-print)
Image Size: 16 x 16 in. (40.64 x 40.64 cm.)
Overall Size: 17 x 16.87 in. (43.18 x 42.85 cm.)
Dated, numbered and titled on recto
Edition 6/25

Untitled 2011 by Guido Argentini
Guido Argentini (Italian, b. 1966)
Waiting for the Wizard to Come, 1993
Chromogenic print (c-print)
Image Size: 17.75 x 14.87 in. (45.08 x 37.77 cm.)
Overall Size: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm.)
Signed and dated on recto
Printed 2011

Guido Argentini was born in Florence, Italy, where he studied Medicine for three years at the university of Florence. At 23 he decided to turn his passion for photography into a profession and started to shoot fashion and beauty. His work has been published by some of the leading magazines in the world.

Luisa by Franco Fontana
Franco Fontana (Italian, b. 1933)
Luisa, 1992
Chromogenic print (c-print)
Image Size: 16.75 x 11 in. (42.54 x 27.94 cm.)
Overall Size: 17.5 x 12 in. (44.45 x 30.48 cm.)
Signed, dated, numbered and titled on recto in black marker; Blindstamped on recto
Edition 4/25

Swimming Pool by Franco Fontana
Franco Fontana (Italian, b. 1933)
Swimming Pool, 1984
Chromogenic crystal print on metallic paper
Image Size: 10.13 x 15.38 in. (25.73 x 39.07 cm.)
Overall Size: 11.75 x 17.5 in. (29.84 x 44.45 cm.)
Signed, stamped, dated, numbered, blindstamped and titled; Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
Edition 4/25

Swimming Pool by Franco Fontana
Franco Fontana (Italian, b. 1933)
Swimming Pool, 1984
Chromogenic print (c-print) on Kodak Endura paper
Image Size: 15.13 x 10.25 in. (38.43 x 26.04 cm.)
Overall Size: 17.5 x 11.63 in. (44.45 x 29.54 cm.)
Signed, dated, numbered and titled on recto in black marker; Blindstamped on recto
Edition 8/25

Franco Fontana is an Italian photographer born in Modena, on December, 9th, 1933. He is best known for his abstract colour landscapes. Fontana's photos have been used as album cover art for records produced by the ECM jazz label. He is known as the inventor of the photographic line referred to as concept of line.

Franco Fontana is above all interested in the interplay of colours and he had based his own vibrant and original language on that. The later critics had labeled it as Photographic Trans-avantgarde. He explored different subjects: urban landscape, portraiture, fashion, still-life and the nude. He worked with 35 mm cameras, mostly on location claiming that his studio was the world.


He began working as an amateur photographer in 1961. His first personal exhibitions took place in 1963 in Vienna, in 1965 in Turin and in 1968 in Modena. Since then he has participated in more than 400 exhibitions - collective and personal - and his work is in approximately 60 museum collections all over the world. More

Drew Barrymore LA by Sante DOrazio
Sante D'Orazio (American, b. 1956)
Drew Barrymore, LA, 1993
Pigment print
Image Size: 15.25 x 12 in. (38.74 x 30.48 cm.)
Overall Size: 19 x 13 in. (48.26 x 33.02 cm.)
Signed, stamped, dated and titled on verso

Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, model, producer, director and author. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a granddaughter of film legend John Barrymore. Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months old. In 1980, she made her film debut in Altered States. In 1982, she starred in her breakout role as Gertie in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and quickly became one of Hollywood's most recognized child actresses, going on to establish herself in mainly comic roles. More

SANTE D'ORAZIO (b. 1956) 
Kate Moss on lounge chair I, Glen Cove, NY, for Italian Vogue, December 1995
chromogenic print, flush-mounted on aluminium, printed 2013
signed in ink, artist's copyright credit stamp on artist's label, titled, dated and numbered '1/3' on additional printed artist's label (mount, verso)
image/sheet 46½ x 70in. (118.1 x 177.8cm.) 
This print is number 1 from the edition of 3.

SANTE d'ORAZIO (b.1956) 
Kate Moss, West Village, NYC, 1992 

oversized chromogenic print 
signed in ink on copyright credit label, typed title, date and number '7/10' on label on backing board
50 x 40in. (127 x 101.6cm.) 

Kate Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model. Born in Greater London, she was discovered in 1988 at age 14 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City.

Moss rose to fame in the early 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. She is known for her waifish figure, and role in size zero fashion. She had campaigns for designers including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Rimmel. She received an award at the 2013 British Fashion Awards to acknowledge her contribution to fashion over 25 years. More
Sante D'Orazio (American, b. 1956)
Tahnee Welch, Amagansett, N.Y., 1993
Silver print Vintage gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm.)
Signed; And accompanied by COA.
Printed circa 1993

Tahnee Welch (born Latanne Rene Welch; December 26, 1961) is an American model and actress. She is the daughter of actress Raquel Welch. More

Pam Anderson, Profile #1, Hollywood, 2000
SANTE d'ORAZIO (b.1956) 
Pam Anderson, Profile #1, Hollywood, 2000 
signed in ink on typed copyright credit reproduction limitation label, typed title, date and number '6/6' label on backing board
29¾ x 23 7/8in. (75.5 x 60.5cm.)  

Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian-American actress. In addition to her acting career, she is also a model, producer, author, activist and a former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990. For a time, she was known as Pamela Anderson Lee (or Pamela Lee) after marrying Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. Anderson is a member of the animal rights movement. In 2006, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. More

Tahmee Welch 2 Playboy by Sante DOrazio
SANTE d'ORAZIO (b.1956) 
Tahnee Welch #2, Playboy, 1992
Inkjet print
Image Size: 15.38 x 12 in. (39.07 x 30.48 cm.)
Overall Size: 19 x 13 in. (48.26 x 33.02 cm.)
Signed, stamped, dated and titled on verso
Estimate: 2,500—3,500 USD
Opening Bid: 2,200 USD

Sante D'Orazio is an American photographer who was born in 1956. Sante D'Orazio has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Venus Over Manhattan and at the Mana Contemporary. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Set of 9 Works: Pam Grid #1' sold at Christie's New York 'Photographs' in 2013 for $99,750. There have been Several articles about Sante D'Orazio. More

Claudya Desout avec de Gants October 1987 Paris from Female Trouble by Bettina Rheims
Bettina Rheims (French, b. 1952)
Claudya Desout avec des Gants (from Female Trouble), Paris, October, 1987
Gelatin silver print
Image Size: 21.5 x 16 in. (54.61 x 40.64 cm.)
Overall Size: 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, dated and numbered on verso in pencil

BETTINA RHEIMS
Laetitia Casta prend un bain de tulle à l'hôtel George V, Juin 2002, Paris, 2002
C-print
Work: 150 x 120 cm (59.06 x 47.24 in)
Frame: 164 x 134 cm (64.57 x 52.76 in)
Edition of 5
Signed, numbered, dated, and dated on verso

Laetitia Marie Laure Casta (born 11 May 1978) is a French actress and model. Casta became a "GUESS Girl" in 1993 and gained further recognition as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1998 to 2000 and as a spokesperson for cosmetics company L'Oreal. She has appeared on over 100 covers of such popular magazines as Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Elle and Glamour, and modeled for designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Lolita Lempicka, and Vivienne Westwood. Casta became an established actress, appearing in the films Gainsbourg (A Heroic Life), Face and Blue Bicycle, as well as the play Ondine at the theatre Antoine. More

Julia dans le Bordeaux de Playboy 1985 Paris from Female Trouble by Bettina Rheims
Bettina Rheims (French, b. 1952)
Julia dans le Bordeaux de Playboy, 1985 Paris (from Female Trouble), 1985
Gelatin silver print
Image Size: 21.75 x 14.5 in. (55.24 x 36.83 cm.)
Overall Size: 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, dated and numbered on verso
Printed 1995
Edition of 15

Anna Karina October 1988 Paris by Bettina Rheims
Bettina Rheims (French, b. 1952)
Anna Karina, Paris, October, 1988
Gelatin silver print
Image Size: 18.5 x 17.5 in. (46.99 x 44.45 cm.)
Overall Size: 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, dated and numbered on verso
Printed 2007
Edition of 15

Bettina (Caroline Germaine) Rheims is a French photographer born in Neuilly-sur-Seine on 18 December 1952. Her photographic career began in 1978, when she took a series of photos of a group of strip-tease artists and acrobats, which would lead to her first exhibitions. This work would unveil Bettina Rheims’ favourite subject, the female model, to which she would frequently return during her career. “I love the flesh. I am a photographer of the skin”.

The 1980s provided Bettina Rheims with the opportunity to take several portraits of both famous and unknown women, resulting in the publication of Female Trouble (1989).

With Modern Lovers (1989-1990) the photographer questioned gender, androgyny and transsexuality. Two other publications on the same subject followed: Les Espionnes (1992) and Kim (1994). More

Tera Patrick A XXX Series Tera Patrick B XXX Series 2 works by Timothy Greenfield Sanders
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (American, b. 1952)
Tera Patrick (Clothed/Nude) (diptych), 2004
Color pigment print of Polaroid enlargement
Image Size: 18.5 x 14.75 in. (46.99 x 37.46 cm.)
Overall Size: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm.)
Signed, dated, numbered and titled on recto in pencil
Edition 1/6

Savanna Samson A XXX Series Savanna Samson B XXX Series 2 works by Timothy Greenfield Sanders
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (American, b. 1952)
Savanna Samson (Clothed/Nude) (diptych), 2003
Color pigment print of Polaroid enlargement
Image Size: 18.5 x 14.75 in. (46.99 x 37.46 cm.)
Overall Size: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm.)
Signed, dated, numbered and titled on recto in pencil
Edition 3/6

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
XXX: 30 Porn Star Portraits
January 12 – February 12, 2005

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Chloe (Clothed/Nude) 
2004 photograph (diptych) 
20 x 32 inches 
Edition of 6

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (born 1952) is an American documentary filmmaker and portrait photographer, son of Miami musician and teacher Dr. Ruth W. Greenfield. The majority of his work is shot in large format.

He has photographed five US Presidents, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Day O'Connor, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Hillary Clinton. Seven hundred of his art world portraits are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

His documentary film, Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, about the musician Lou Reed, won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video. The film premiered in the U.S. at the Sundance Film Festival and in Europe at the Berlin Film Festival. It aired on the American Masters series on PBS. Greenfield-Sanders also exhibited "Thinking XXX", a series of clothed and nude portraits of porn stars at the Mary Boone Gallery from October 30 to December 18, 2004. During the photo shoots for the exhibition he directed an HBO documentary, also called Thinking XXX, about the adult stars. More

PATRICK DEMARCHELIER
Janet Jackson, Miami, 1993
Lot Number 142
Gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on linen
Work: 13.35 x 13.35 in (33.91 x 33.91 cm)
Frame: 24.625 x 24.625 x 0.75 in (62.55 x 62.55 x 1.91 cm)
Edition of 20
Signed, numbered, titled, and dated in pencil on verso; copyright credit, reproduction limitation, and edition stamps on verso

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 25 years. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame.

In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multi-million dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. . Having sold over 160 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. More

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Patrick Demarchelier
Sasha Luss
Vogue Russia January 2014

Sasha Luss (born June 6, 1992) is a Russian model. Born in Magadan, Magadan Oblast and moved to Moscow at a young age. As a child, Sasha had no interest in pursuing a modelling career, preferring to spend her time writing and dancing. She frequently participated in ballet competitions before she suffered an ankle injury which prevented her from continuing her hobby. Her mother's friends and even strangers would compliment Sasha's modelling potential. When Sasha was thirteen years old, her mother took her to visit a modelling agency, where she was instantly signed. More

Patrick Demarchelier; (born 21 August 1943) is a French fashion photographer. Born near Paris in 1943 to a modest family, he spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.

In 1975, he left Paris for New York where he discovered fashion photography by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacque Guilbert. His work drew the attention of Elle, Marie Claire and 20 Ans Magazine.

He later worked for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, first in September 1992 which resulted in a 12-year collaboration. Demarchelier has shot international advertising campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Celine, TAG Heuer, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. More

Acknowledgment: Artnet