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This Week's Auctions

After two fantastic weeks' results, the bounty of rarities continues to flow into photo-eye Auctions. Among this week's selections, signed books by Margaret Bourke-White (Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly—probably her most important book); Lee Friedlander (1978 Haywire monograph); Henri Cartier-Bresson and Andy Warhol. PLUS:

  • Fotografias Argentinas: primera seleccion anual (1939)
  • Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (2008 Rathole Gallery reprint) + Bukubuku
  • Bill Brandt: The English At Home
  • Hans Aarsman: Hollandse Taferelen
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    Go to this Auction Miguel Calderón (Self-titled 2007 monograph)

    Cited as one of the most important photobooks of the decade by Martin Parr!. Also included in [bid or read more]

    $465
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    Go to this Auction Todd Hido: Taft Street (One Picture Book, No. 6--Rare, Slipcased 4 Vol. Set with 4 Variant Prints!)

    One of the more sought after titles in the this now-famous series!
    "Todd Hido's first monograph, House Hunting, was recently published to wide critical acclaim. We are now pleased to announce the . . .
    $1200
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    Go to this Auction Bill Brandt: The English At Home

    A celebration of "the English" or an expose of the country's famously rigid class structure? This is the question David Levi-Strauss poses in his description of The English At Home in [bid or read more]

    $495
    5d 1h 29m
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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
     
    Go to this Auction Hans Aarsman: Hollandse Taferelen [Dutch Tableaux]

    Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II. "In terms of its impact and importance, . . .
    $395
    5d 1h 34m
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    Go to this Auction Lee Friedlander: Photographs (1978 Haywire Press monograph)--SIGNED

    Probably the most important monograph of Friedlander's early work, this book was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Hudson River Museum in 1978 by his own Haywire Press. It contains wo . . .
    $495
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    Go to this Auction Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer (Hardbound, SIGNED)

    A nice Cartier-Bresson signature on this Robert Delpire-designed catalogue for the massive traveling exhibition that toured thirteen American museums between late November 1979 and August 1982. All th . . .
    $695
    5d 1h 44m
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    Go to this Auction Margaret Bourke-White: Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly (SIGNED)

    Margaret Bourke-White's devastating memoir of the immediate aftermath of World War II in occupied Germany. . . .
    $395
    5d 1h 49m
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    Go to this Auction Jessica Dimmock: Ninth Floor

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    "Over the past two years, Jessica Dimmock . . .
    $395
    5d 1h 54m
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Mariana Yampolsky: La Casa en la Tierra

    Pictured in Horacio Fernandez (ed.), The Latin American Photobook. Yampolsky was a fo . . .
    $595
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    Go to this Auction Gerhard Richter: Atlas

    "...summarizes the concerns of many of the leading makers of artist's books from Ruscha and LeWitt to Boltanski and Feldmann. Like these other figures, Richter employs the grid as a matrix for an ency . . .
    $295
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (Rathole Gallery reprint) + Bukubuku (2 Books)

    Masahisa Fukase's Ravens: the best photobook of the past 25 years?--Sean O'Hagen, The Guardian, 2010
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    $625
    5d 2h 9m
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    Go to this Auction Fotografias Argentinas: primera seleccion anual (1939)

    A rare volume showing the diversity of Argentinian photography in the 1930s. A vibrant cross-pollination with the dominant Modernist trends in Europe and the U.S. is strikingly evident. Includes image . . .
    $495
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    Go to this Auction Cindy Sherman: 1987 Whitney Museum catalogue (INSCRIBED)

    Among the most influential artists of the last thirty years, Cindy Sherman made her name with the Untitled Film Stills (1977-1980), in . . .
    $295
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    Go to this Auction Moï Ver: Paris (2004 Facsimile Reprint)

    A gorgeous facsimile reprint of one of the great Bauhaus-inspired photobooks. Writing in Andrew Roth (ed.), The Book of 101 Books . . .
    $295
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    Go to this Auction Elliot Erwitt: Kolor + EE 60/60 + Elliot Erwitt's Handbook (3 Books, ALL Signed)

    A lot of three SIGNED books by Elliot Erwitt: Kolor + EE 60/60 + Elliot Erwitt's Handbook.

    Kolor. teNeues, 2013. 448 pp. Folio (11.5 x 14.75 in.). First . . .
    $195
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    Go to this Auction Andy Warhol: America (1985 First Edition, SIGNED Twice by Warhol)

    "First published in 1985, America spans 10-years of photos taken by Warhol during his travels across the USA...America is peppered with Warhol’s paradoxically naïve and droll reflect . . .
    $495
    5d 2h 34m
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    Go to this Auction Andreas Gursky: Montparnasse

    A key work in the Dusseldorf School canon! Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. . . .
    $1995
    5d 2h 39m
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Christian Boltanski: Inventaire des objets ayant appartenu à une femme de Bois-Colombes

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. A seminal early artist's book for Boltanski. "In this laying out of a life for our contempl . . .
    $595
    5d 2h 44m
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    The Photo Book

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    Go to this Auction Eugene Atget (Special Issue of Le Crapouillot, 1929)

    A rare 1929 issue of this French illustrated magazine featuring work by Atget from the collection of Berenice Abbott. Published one year after Abbott arranged to have his work in the Salon Independent . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Walker Evans: Subway Passengers, New York City, 1938

    From Evans' Subway series, taken between 1938 and 1941, for which the Metropolitan Museum has well over 600 negatives. Evans' conceived of a book drawing from this series with James Agee, at the same . . .
    $895

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    Go to this Auction Walker Evans: View of Easton, Pennsylvania, 1938 (from American Photographs)

    "By defining both his subjects and photography itself through the use of this irradiating, informing light, Evans makes an identification between the two which is simple, direct, and profound."--[bid or read more]

    $1695

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    Go to this Auction Walker Evans: City Lunch Counter, Lexinton Ave., c.1930 (from American Photographs)

    Quotidian New York life as only Evans could capture it! "As early as the 1870s, the quick-lunch counter had become commonplace in New York City. With the introduction and success of the coin-operated . . .
    $1795

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    Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (1972 First Edition)--with "New York City, 1948" Cover

    As Parr and Badger write, "Everything [Frank] does is a diary, a confession." The books retrospective tone is . . .
    $2495

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    Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (Lustrum Press Edition)

    Originally published in 1972 by Yugensha, Tokyo (also available, HERE, this edition was brought out later the same year by Ralph Gibson . . .
    $225

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    Go to this Auction Andy Sewell: The Heath (SIGNED)

    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 . . .
    $465

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    Go to this Auction Josef Sudek (Major 1995 Czech Monograph by Anna Farova)

    "This deluxe monograph of over two hundred magnificent duotone reproductions, many previously unpublished, is the first full-scale representation of Sudek's poetic genius....Sudek's pictures show not . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Raymond Depardon : San Clemente

    This book appeared two years after the 1982 documentary film, also titled 'San Clemente', directed by Depardon along with Sophie Ristelhueber. "On the Venetian island of San Clemente, a beautifully l . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Peter Beard: The End of the Game, First Ed., Inscribed Copy with Hand-Written Letter

    Included in The Book of 101 Books. An inscribed copy with a wonderfully cryptic letter that seems to concern plans for one of . . .
    $1495

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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 Philip-Lorca diCorcia (Museum of Modern Art Catalogue)--SIGNED

    An early catalogue highlighting diCorcia's groundbreaking work.
    "DiCorcia's images perch on the lines between fact and fiction, blending a documentary mode with techniques of staged photography. . . .
    $265

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    Go to this Auction Thomas Byrnes: Professional Criminals of America (Presentation Copy)

    A great presentation copy with a tremendous story to tell! "The fascination of these mugshots of long-dead criminals resides in their repetition and our opportunity to make comparisons and read their . . .
    $1995

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    Go to this Auction Irving Penn: Moments Preserved (Inscribed Association Copy!!)

    An absolute masterpiece of printing, Penn spent a month in Lucerne, Switzerland overseeing the process at C.J. Bucher, who had produced Richard Avendon's book Observations the previous year. Ea . . .
    $995

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    Go to this Auction Emmet Gowin: Photographs (1st monograph, 1976) --SIGNED

    Emmet Gowin's first retrospective book. "It is Gowin's sensibility, rather than any specific visual style or carefully plotted ideational thrust, which is the hallmark and the unifying force of his oe . . .
    $295

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