Sotheby’s October 5, Photographs Sale

At the Sotheby’s Photographs sale on October 5th, there were a handful of lots which featured photographs of black people, or were produced by black photographers.¬† Among the 185 lots offerred were:

Lot 65: Henri Cartier Bresson

Easter Parade Harlem, 1947

Sold for 7,500 USD

Lot 72: Herman Leonard

Jazz Studies, 1948-1991

Sold for 28, 125 USD

Lot 113: Paul Outerbridge, Jr.

Sleepy Negro” 1924

Sold for 31, 250 USD

Lot 168: Carrie Mae Weems

Made for Him, Made for Her” 1993

Sold for 13,750 USD

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Elizabeth Sunday Photograph Sells at Eastman House Benefit Auction

The stunning archival pigment print, Animus #3, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2011, by Elizabeth Sunday, sold for $ 390 at the online auction benefiting the George Eastman House.

The benefit auction, both its live and online event, took place from the end of September until Monday, October 10th.  204 photographs from vintage photography to contemporary works were available for sale by famous and emerging photographers from across the globe.

Sunday’s signed print was valued at $ 3,000 and is #7 in an edition of 7.

Elisabeth Sunday, Animus #3, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2011

Gerald Cyrus Photographs Sell at Stair Galleries

Two black and white photographs by Philadelphia-based photographer, Gerald Cyrus, sold for $ 75.00 at Stair Galleries on September 10, 2011. Cyrus’ images were among 705 available lots, including 20th century paintings, prints, furniture, and estate property.

Lot #471 included the photographs New Orleans (Eating Ice Cream), and Untitled (Boy on Swing). Both images were framed.