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Topping the auction listings this week, Cheetah In Tree, Masai Mara (2003) a stunning print by photo-eye favorite Nick Brandt, perhaps the most celebrated photographer of wildlife working today.

Sitting atop the important photographic sub-genre which could be called, 'a portrait of the artist,' there is no finer body of work than Brassaï's The Artists of My Life. We're thrilled to offer the deluxe, signed limited edition; a stunningly produced volume, it is also accompanied by a signed gravure print that reproduces an unforgettable image Henri Matisse.

Be sure to check our listings; we've got a trove of signed books by Danny Lyon, Bruce Davidson and Elliot Erwitt waiting in the wings.

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Go to this Auction Nick Brandt: Cheetah In Tree, Masai Mara (2003)

"I'm waiting for the moment where the animal seems like they're posing or where they've set themselves into a landscape like an Edward Curtis."--Nick Brandt, quoted in a feature on the [bid or read more]

$4995
19m
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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
29m
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Go to this Auction Brassai: The Artists of My Life (SIGNED, Limited Edition with SIGNED Print, 1/150)

Rare deluxe edition of The Artists of My Life features Brassai's photographs of Braque, Dali, Dufy, Giacometti, Leger, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Rouault, Maillol, and a dozen others along with . . .
$1,555
44m
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Go to this Auction Richard Avedon: Portraits (Inscribed, Association Copy )

"You can't get at the thing itself, the real nature of the sitter, by stripping away the surface. The surface is all you've got. You can only get beyond the surface by working with the surface."-Richa . . .
$395
49m
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Go to this Auction Information (1970 Museum of Modern Art Catalogue)

This seminal catalogue of Conceptual Art, from a 1970 MoMA exhibition that was eons ahead of its time, is itself a brilliant photobook. Among other things, it documents a key instance in which 60s po . . .
$365
54m
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Go to this Auction Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful (Hardbound 1st Edition SIGNED!)

Listed in the 'Roth 101' and 802 Photo Books. A selection from the M+M. A . . .
$1,895
59m
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Go to this Auction Paul Kooiker & Erk Kessels: Terribly Awesome Photobooks (APE#24)

"For several years, Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels have organized evenings for friends in which they share the strangest photo books in their collections. The books shown are rarely available in regula . . .
$125
1h 4m
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Go to this Auction Robert Polidori: Havana

Polidori's Havana, a superbly printed, oversized book of color photographs, was the subject of a feature article in The New York Times when it was released. Polidori, known primarily for his architect . . .
$295
1h 19m
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Go to this Auction Hiroshi Sugimoto (2005 Major Exhibition Catalogue)--SIGNED, With Signed Letter.

"Hiroshi Sugimoto's images freeze time and space, revealing the workings of our own vision, slowing down the act of perception long enough that it becomes a palpable component of his work. His earlies . . .
$295
25d 1h 9m
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Go to this Auction Jitka Hanzlová: Forest

Jitka Hanzlová was the recipient of the 2007 Paris Photo Prize "Hanzlová’s new work, Forest, continues the cycle of her work ab . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Josef Koudelka: Exiles (First U.K. Edition, Double Signed)

Koudelka's follow-up to Gypsies is a study of the physical and spiritual state of exile, investigating the lives of people in that situation, for one reason or another. Koudelka's brilliant pho . . .
$1295

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Go to this Auction Josef Koudelka: Gypsies (INSCRIBED)

"Koudelka's photographs aim at a distillation of a pattern of human values: a pattern that involves large gesture, brave style, precious camaraderie and bitter loneliness. The pattern and texture of h . . .
$885

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Go to this Auction Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life

Very scarce catalogue by one the most influential photographers working today. "Wolfgang Tillmans (German, born 1968) uses photography to explore the nature of pictures while looking at the contempora . . .
$265

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Go to this Auction Bernd & Hilla Becher: Ephemera & Catalogues (Limited Edition, 1/50, SIGNED)

Produced by Librairie 213 this handsome volume documents all of the ephemera, catalogues and books published by the renowned team of Bernd and Hilla Becher. From their very first appearance in a 1964 . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Ed Ruscha: Dutch Details

The most rare and sought after Ruscha title. Although the Octopus Foundation published a large edition of 3000 copies, the majority of Dutch Details print run was mistakenly destroyed in a warehouse, . . .
$3995

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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

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Go to this Auction Jonas Bendiksen: Satellites

"This culmination of a fascinating seven-year photographic journey takes viewers through the countries and enclaves once held in orbit by the immense gravity of Moscow, the nucleus of the Soviet empir . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Jonas Bendiksen: The Places We Live

"From 2005 to 2007 Jonas Bendiksen documented life in the slums of four different cities: Nairobi, Kenya; Mumbai, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Caracas, Venezuela. His lyrical images capture the dive . . .
$250

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Go to this Auction Jean Clemmer & Paco Rabanne: Nues (French First Edition)

"The collaboration between Jean Clemmer and Paco Rabanne was one of the greatest fashion moments of the 1960s,' says Christabel Armsden, director of Flash Projects. Photographer Jean Clemmer and fashi . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Tom Waits in Tompkins Square Park, 1985 (from cover shoot for Waits' 'Raindogs')

An indelible image of the great Tom Waits, from a shoot with Robert Frank for the cover of the album 'Raindogs' and right before the ma . . .
$7995

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Go to this Auction Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs: As Long As It Photographs, It Must Be A Camera (SIGNED, Ltd. Ed.)

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by artist Anouk Kruithof.
"This book really relays the idea that the possibi . . .
$245

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Go to this Auction Richard Prince: Adult Comedy Action Drama (SIGNED)

"Adult Comedy Action Drama is a kind of self-portrait of the artist as individual consumer. Or one might think of it as landscape photography, where the landscape is consumerism...Richard Pri . . .
$425

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Go to this Auction Steve McQueen: Barrage (Limited Edition with Print, 1/50)

Even before he was an Academy Oscar-winning director (for 12 Years a Slave (2013)--the first black filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Picture); before the critically acclaimed films . . .
$695

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Go to this Auction Irving Penn: Worlds in a Small Room

"Beginning in 1948, when he photographed the Peruvian Indians in Cuzco, Penn has traveled the world to compile these 'records of physical presence.' He has set up his 'ambulant studio' on the edges o . . .
$265

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