Legends, Landscapes, and Lovelies | Photographs
Online Auction: 22–29 July 2020 • 12:00 PM EDT • New York

Legends, Landscapes, and Lovelies | Photographs 22–29 July 2020 • 12:00 PM EDT • New York
"Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
Henry James, "An International Episode"

I n sync with the languid days of summer, this selection of photographs—with estimates ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 and offered entirely at No Reserve—presents bright, breezy images that capture the essence of the season. Including classic images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, and Philippe Halsman to contemporary works by Enoc Perez, Chris Levine, and Daniel Gordon, bidding opens on July 22.

"Heroes get remembered but legends never die."
Babe Ruth, "The Sandlot" (1993)

F rom Philippe Halsman’s Polaroid of a joyful, jumping Marilyn Monroe to a portfolio of supermodel extraordinaire Kate Moss, this lineup of history makers includes a wide array of remarkable musicians, actors, writers, sports stars, and world leaders. Find your legend: Mapplethorpe or Matisse? Stravinsky or Springsteen? Patti Smith or Jackie O.?

"This is the gift of the landscape photograph, that the heart finds a place to stand."
Emmet Gowin

S uccessful landscape photographs can evoke the spirit of a specific place and time. The darker side of life is reflected in Robert Frank’s moody views of Paris and Paul Fusco’s 1968 photographs of Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train procession. On the brighter side, Elliott Erwitt’s snappy view of a California coastline and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s homage to Sunday picnickers are warm-weather images that invoke sun, sky and sand.

"What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness, star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air."
Thomas Bailey Aldrich, "A Shadow of the Night"

T he desire to surround oneself with beautiful things is universal. Great photographers from Steichen and Sidibé to Cameron and Weston have captured all varieties of loveliness – be it a radiant smile, a bounty of flowers, or a luminous seashell.

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