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This week in our Auctions, gorgeous limited editions with prints from Hiroshi Sugimoto, Michael Kenna and Susan Lipper (her incomparable Grapevine). PLUS: Now accepting consignments. For inquiries as well as discreet, expert advise on building or selling your collection, be sure to contact Eric Miles Director of Rare Books & Online Auctions.

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Go to this Auction Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters (Ltd. Ed. with Signed Gravure Print!)

"For more than a decade, photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto and graphic designer Takaaki Matsumoto have been collaborating on a series of unclassifiable books that seem to hover between catalogue and conce . . .
$2495
17m
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Go to this Auction Andy Warhol (1970 Catalogue Raisonné by Rainer Crone)--INSCRIBED

A rare signed copy of this most important Warhol volume. Though certainly other Warhol retrospectives have appeared in the years since this 1970 publication, Rainer Crone's catalogue raisonné, with it . . .
$2995
22m
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Go to this Auction Andy Warhol's Exposures (with Mulitiple Signatures from Warhol & Others!)

"In the end, Andy Warhol's Exposures, like every book by Andy from the Philosophy to the posthumous Diaries, was as much about denial as revelation...Social Disease was what we wanted the book . . .
$1995
27m
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Go to this Auction [Chinese Propaganda] Long Live the Glorious May 7 Directive

Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. I and Martin Parr and WassinkLunggren (eds. . . .
$2495
32m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Walker Evans & James Agee: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (First Edition)

"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men sold about 600 copies and disappeared, but a reprinting in 1960 after Agee's death found an audience. His overwrought text has been worshiped as a masterpiece of reportag . . .
$1595
37m
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
 
Go to this Auction Bill Brandt: Perspective of Nudes

A book that looks back to Kertész's Distortions and forward to the psychedelia of the late 60s. As Vince Aletti writes in The Book of 1 . . .
$695
42m
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
 
Go to this Auction Dirk Alvermann: Algerien (First Edition)--SIGNED

A rare signed copy of a singular book! Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III and also reproduced in facsimile in Martin Parr's [bid or read more]

$1495
47m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Susan Lipper: Grapevine (Limited Edition with Print)

"In Lipper’s photographs the gap between the photographer and those photographed is narrow. She has not fetishized a remote American sub-culture especially hard-hit by social neglect but rather uneart . . .
$1495
52m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Carl Sandburg/Edward Steichen: Steichen the Photographer (Signed 1929 Ltd. Ed., Association Copy)

Included in Roth, The Book of 101 Books, where Vince Aletti describes it as, "a sumptuous book which includes a broad and cleverly sequenced array of Steichen’s work handsomely printed in warm . . .
$1995
57m
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The Book of 101 Books
 
Go to this Auction Nan Goldin: Ballad of Sexual Dependency (SIGNED)

Nan Goldin's Ballad is an unforgettable document of early 80s bohemian life in New York's East Village. J. Hoberman of The Village Voice called it "a sexual taxonomy for the '80s." Writi . . .
$795
1h 2m
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
 
Go to this Auction Sanne Sannes: The Face of Love

"Sanne Sannes was a tripped-out fashion art photographer who lived his short life hard and fast...Sannes, during his brief photographic career in the sixties, became renown for his taste for the eroti . . .
$395
1h 7m
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Go to this Auction Christien Meindertsma: Checked Baggage. 3264 Prohibited Items (Complete with Prohibited Object)

"Meindertsma raises [important] questions in an interesting and telling way. She simply piles up bland, evidential photographs of mute, mostly banal objects that nevertheless arouse a degree of disqui . . .
$995
1h 12m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Michael Kenna: Mont St Michel (Deluxe Limited Edition with Print)

"The small tidal island of Mont St Michel is situated just off the Normandy coast, connected to the mainland by a single causeway. Its abbey rises like a mirage, high above the sea, on this craggy, ro . . .
$995
1h 17m
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Go to this Auction Kurt Baranowski (ed.): Die Deutsche Volkspolizei (The German People's Police)--Special Ed.

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. Die Deutsche Volkspolizei is classic authoritarian propaganda, presenting the East . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Robert Heinecken: SIGNED Ltd Ed Monograph (Association Copy)--w/ 2 Related Extras

From Andy Grundberg's May 22, 2006 New York Times obituary for Heinicken:
"Heinecken's most influential body of work was h . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Alain Resnais & Jorge Semprun: Repérages

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. French movie director Alan Resnais took photographic location 'notes' for many of his plann . . .
$495

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Go to this Auction Nacho Lopez: La Ciudad de Mexico III

Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II and Horacio Fernandez (ed.), [bid or read more]

$565

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Go to this Auction Koji Onaka - Photographs, 1988 - 91

An impressive survey of early work by this student of Daido Moriyama. "Photography is procedural and I take photographs of what attracts me," Onaka has said. "Later this manifests itself as interests. . . .
$495

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Go to this Auction Sophie Ristelhueber: Eleven Blowups (SIGNED, Limited Edition, 1/120)

"[Sophie Ristelhueber] has carved a place for herself as an observer of the effects of human conflict on architecture and the earth's surface using, in part, reconstructions and artistic techniques to . . .
$595

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Go to this Auction [Various photographers] Magnum Photos (Portfolio of 45 Signed Prints)

To celebrate their 67th Annual General Meeting, the famed photo agency Magnum offered these signed, museum quality prints for sale, individually and in sets. The edition was not limited based on quant . . .
$2495

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Go to this Auction Kazuo Kitai : Teikoh (Resistance)--SIGNED

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
"Kazuo Kitai had dropped out of university just six months after entering the Photogr . . .
$995

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Go to this Auction Heinz Von Perckhammer: Edle Nacktheit in China [Culture of the Nude in China] 1928, Gravure

Heinz Von Perckhammer's 1928 collection of stylized, soft-focus nudes appeared on the Nazis' 'List of harmful and undesirable writing' [Liste des schädlichen und unerwünschten Schrifttums]. Thus, few . . .
$1695

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Go to this Auction Sebastião Salgado: Portfolio Number One. Africa (Limited Edition, Three Prints)

The first of five portfolios created by Sebastião Salgado for the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography. This fund, established in 1989 (and now partnered with the Magnum Foundat . . .
$3995

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Go to this Auction Sebastião Salgado: Portfolio Number Two. Latin America (Limited Edition, Three Prints)

The second of five portfolios created by Sebastião Salgado for the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography. This fund, established in 1989 (and now partnered with the Magnum Founda . . .
$3995

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Go to this Auction Sebastião Salgado: Portfolio Number Three. Asia (Limited Edition, Three Prints)

The third of five portfolios created by Sebastião Salgado for the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography. This fund, established in 1989 (and now partnered with the Magnum Foundat . . .
$3995

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Go to this Auction Tiane Doan na Champassak: The King of Photography (SIGNED)

Both this book and the artist's other 2011 book, Looters are included in Parr/Badger, The Photo . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Paolo D'Alessio & Giorgio Stirano: Red Passion [Ferrari Fomula One]--SIGNED Ltd. Ed.

Famed race car engineer Giorgio Stirano produced this book with long time race photographer Paolo D'Alessio, using his photos along with ample archival material. One of the definitive volumes on the F . . .
$365

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Go to this Auction Andy Sewell: The Heath (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Print)

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
"This is the Heath as a living landscape but also as a mood and an atmosphere... a bo . . .
$995

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