Author Archives: James Leighton

In a Creative Light: The Photographs of Abelardo Morell

Abe Morell is an artist driven by inquisitiveness and appears to have an endless source of creative energy. A local to the Boston arts scene with worldwide prestige, Morell is also a longtime educator who has influenced a generation of practicing photographers.

Knife and Spoon, 2004Gelatin silver printEstimate: $2,000-3,000

Morell’s photographs are often visually perplexing, from interiors illuminated with the exterior view projected upon them, to visual reexaminations of everyday objects.… Read More

The Muse of George Platt Lynes

George Platt Lynes was a highly influential photographer who laid the groundwork for a later generation of artists that explored male sexuality such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts. Considered radical at the time, his erotic photographs of the male nude are celebrated and widely exhibited today.

Self-Portrait, 1945. Estimate: $1,500-2,000

A prominent figure within fashion photography in the 1930s, Lynes created stylized photographs for high-profile publications including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.Read More