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Donna and the ATFA Appraisals team.

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USPAP compliant appraisals of paintings, photography, prints and sculpture.

 

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African Photography to be exhibited at Margulies Collection at the Warehouse (Fall 2010)

As noted on the blog, In View: Jason Edward Kaufman on Art and Culture, at ArtInfo, and mentioned during his panel discussion at AIPAD, Martin Z. Margulies will exhibit works that focus on Africa at the Margulies Collection at Warehouse (Wynwood section of Miami, Florida) this fall (November 7 – April 2011).  Among the works will be photographs likely from noted African photographers such as Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibe, and Zwelethu Mthethwa, among others.

The ArtInfo blog announcement focuses on Margulies’ recent pledge of a $5 million bequest to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

See examples of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s work at the exhibition, Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views, now at the Studio Museum of Harlem through October 24, 2010.  See The New York Times review of the exhibition and the recent Aperture monograph on Mthethwa’s work.

Four examples of Mthethwa’s work was sold at the AFRICA auction held at Phillips de Pury in May.  His works were estimated from 4,000 to 15,000 USD, and sold for 5,000 to 27,000 USD, respectively.

Mr. Mthethwa is an artist represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery.

Zwelethu Mthethwa, Untitled (from Common Ground series), 2008, Chromogenic color print on crystal archive paper, 59 x 76 ½"

Photography Auction Results – Villa Grisebach

Among the lots for the June 3rd auction of photographs at Villa Grisebach (Germany) were two photographs by African photographer, Seydou Keïta.

The Modern and Contemporary Photography Sale included A Moorish Haratine Woman Posing With Her Daughter on a Chequered Blanket, which sold for approximately 5,894 USD, falling between the auction house estimate of 5,360 – 8,040 USD.

Traditionally Dressed Couple with Child, a 1952–1955 gelatin silver print, produced in 1998 did not sell.

Of note is a photograph that is part of a portfolio entitled:

PORTFOLIO FLOWERS OF EVIL, CHARLES BAUDELAIRE & EIKOH HOSOE (2006)

containing eleven platinum prints (by Stan Klimek) of various sizes.  The image shown below features three figures of varying skin tones.  This lot went unsold.

PORTFOLIO FLOWERS OF EVIL, CHARLES BAUDELAIRE & EIKOH HOSOE 2006.
A MOORISH HARATINE WOMAN POSING WITH HER DAUGHTER ON A CHEQUERED BLANKET, 1949–1951. Gelatin silver print, 1998