12 April 2017

Voilà! French photography masters and more

Browse works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Shepard Fairey, Shadia Alem, and more

 
 

April 12, 2017

 
 
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Noir et Blanc: French Masters of Photography
Live now through April 20

 
 
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Henri Cartier-Bresson
On the Banks of the Marne, France, 1938
Est. 8,000–12,000 USD

 
 
 
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Willy Ronis
Paris Portfolio (10 works), 1934–1963
Est. 8,000–10,000 USD

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
Sringagar, Kashmir, 1948
Est. 8,000–12,000 USD

 
 
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Henri Cartier-Bresson
Siphnos, Greece, 1961
Est. 12,000–18,000 USD

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Marc Riboud
Painter of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1953
Est. 4,000–6,000 USD

 
 

From Henri Cartier-Bresson's candid shots of the decisive moment to André Kertész's surrealist-inspired compositions, the work of French photographers from the early 20th century has been widely referenced and revered by artists and collectors for generations. These masters of the medium set a standard for black and white photography through their stylized, yet honest, portrayals of humanity around the world. Our tribute to French photographers features acclaimed images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud, André Kertész, and Willy Ronis. Bid now through Thursday, April 20 to add these historic photographs to your collection.

 
 

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We the People: Works by Shepard Fairey
Live now through April 17

 
 
 
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Shepard Fairey
Big Brother City, 2008
Est. 40,000–50,000 USD

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Shepard Fairey
Mao, 2003
Est. 7,000–10,000 USD

 
 

We the People: Works by Shepard Fairey highlights the artist's best known subject matter including dystopian cityscapes and portraits of musicians and political figures. His bold, eye-catching works have become both iconic and immediately recognizable in today's visual culture. Explore and bid on sought-after works by the artist in this sale, live now through April 17.

 
 

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Shepard Fairey
Enchanting Sounds HPM, 2011
Est. 12,000–18,000 USD

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
Allées du Prado, Marseilles, France, 1932
Est. 9,000–12,000 USD

 
 
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André Kertész
View of Buildings at Night, September 21, 1952
Est. 10,000–15,000 USD

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Ken Done
Passion Fruit, Peaches and Oyster Lunch, 2006
Est. 5,000–7,000 USD

 
 
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Shirana Shahbazi
From the Series Flowers, Fruits & Portraits: [Mineral-06-2007], 2007
Est. 12,000–16,000 USD

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Abbas Kowasari
Halabche (from Journey into Kurdistan), 2003
Est. 3,500–4,500 USD

 
 
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Shepard Fairey
Eye Alert (2 works), 2010
Est. 10,000–15,000 USD

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Shadia Alem
Untitled 03 (from the Supreme Ka'aba of God series), 2012
Est. 15,000–20,000 USD

 
 

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Upcoming Sale:
Modern Middle Eastern Art
April 14–26

 
 
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Faramarz Pilaram
Untitled, 1960–1965
Est. 25,000–30,000 USD

 
 
 

We are pleased to present a preview of Modern Middle Eastern Art, an auction of important works by notable artists that have demonstrated a unique engagement with the region's rich culture and history through art. Explore a first look at highlights from the sale, including rare and masterful works by Middle Eastern artists such as Massoud Arabshahi, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, Bahman Mohassess, Sohrab Sepehri, Faramarz Pilaram, Shafic Abboud, and Paul Guiragossian.

Register now to bid on these and more noteworthy pieces in our Modern Middle Eastern Art auction April 14 through 26.

 
 

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Reflections of the Middle East and North Africa
Ends on April 18

Halim Al Karim, Hassan Hajjaj, and Lalla Essaydi headline this sale of photographs by sought-after artists from these regions.

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We the People: Works by Shepard Fairey
Ends on April 17

Don’t miss this sale dedicated to Street Art giant Shepard Fairey, featuring the artist's most recognizable imagery.

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Noir et Blanc: French Masters of Photography
Ends on April 20

We’re paying tribute to the masters of French photography with this sale of classic images by Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, Kertész, and more.

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