Auction Previews

All the World's a Stage: 9 Meticulously Composed Photographs

This autumn, Sotheby’s inaugural Postwar and Contemporary Photographs auction will feature 49 works from the Ames Collection, including a rich selection from photographers who carefully staged their images. From Cindy Sherman and Matthew Barney to Vik Muniz to Gregory Crewdson, this painstaking process offers – occasionally biting – commentary on society, pop culture and politics. Click ahead to take a look at these exemplary works that blur the line between reality and fiction.

Postwar and Contemporary Photographs
28 September | New York