I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer break.
Here are a first round of photography auction dates to keep in mind for late summer and fall 2009.
American History — see daguerreotype photographs of African Americans
The American Landscape: Color Photographs from the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman (2pm)
Photographs by Sally Mann (5pm)
The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs
NOTE: All the above are New York, Rockefeller Center location
May 26, 2010
Photographs (New York)
Philips De Pury & Company
No doubt you have heard of the fire that destroyed the home of noted art collector, Peggy Cooper Cafritz, in Washington, D.C. on July 29th. Among the 19th century paintings, works on paper, and sculpture are photographs by Hank Willis Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems. In a July 31st Washington Post article, Thomas credits Cooper Cafritz’s support of his own work and that of the school she helped found, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where Thomas attended in 1991. Cooper Cafritz’s collection is featured in O, The Oprah Magazine.
Bonfire of the Humanities
Fire Destroys NW D.C. Mansion
In Collection’s Ashes, a Heritage’s Seeds
Art Collection Burns, and Officials Offer Reasons