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This auction features American and European works spanning from old masters to contemporary. Old master prints include iconic images by Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn. American prints are led by Gustave Baumann, Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Stow Wengenroth, and James Whistler. Featured Modern and Contemporary prints include works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Lyonel Feininger, Salvador Dalí, Ellsworth Kelly, and Jasper Johns.
The photography portion of the sale features a strong showing of works by modern masters including Edward Weston, Brassaï, Marion Post-Wolcott, André de Dienes, Lotte Jacobi, Imogen Cunningham, and André Kertész. Among the top lots of the auction is Richard Avedon’s striking group portrait, The Mission Council, Saigon, April 28th, and three small-format copper printing plates and corresponding photogravures from Edward Curtis’ The North American Indian. Selections from the sale also include photography by Ernst Haas, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Emmet Gowin, as well as contemporary works by Gregory Crewdson, Stephen Shore, and Pieter Hugo.