Lots 79 through 82 of Sotheby’s April 13th Photography Auction include works by Roy DeCarava. The images were originally included in the library of entertainer and social activist, Harry Belafonte.
Catalogue notes indicate that the images were used as part of the production of Belafonte: New York 19, a CBS television special broadcasted on Sunday, 20 November 1960. Along with DeCarava’s well-known work on jazz musicians and Harlem, he collaborated on album photography for Belafonte.
I wanted to give you a quick run down of the forthcoming photography auctions you should be aware of. If I’ve missed any, please let me know as I will gladly include on this blog. The below locations are in New York unless otherwise noted. I plan to highlight specific images relevant to our theme of African diaspora photography, in the next few days.
Irving Penn (1917-2009) is best known for his work in fashion and ethnographic portrait photography. Penn, an American photographer born in Plainfield, New Jersey, has an international reputation at auction, exhibition, and publication. Other lots in the sale of interest to ADP blog readers are: