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Upcoming Lots Related to [DESIGNER UNKNOWN BABY HERNE HEARTS]

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MARY CASSATT Mother Holding her Nude Baby.

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March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM ACDT

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: MARY CASSATT Mother Holding her Nude Baby. Drypoint on thin cream laid paper, circa 1900. 206x144 mm; 8 1/8x5 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed in pencil, lower right. A superb impression of this extremely scarce print, with richly-inked burr throughout. Breeskin 206.

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BRUCE DAVIDSON (1933- ) Mrs. Blackman in a cabin holding baby, Trickum Forks, Alabama.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $7,000 - $10,000

Description: BRUCE DAVIDSON (1933- ) Mrs. Blackman in a cabin holding baby, Trickum Forks, Alabama. Oversized silver print, 16 1/4x23 1/4 inches (41.3x59.1 cm.), flush mounted to thick board, with Davidson's signature, partial title, and date, in white ink, on recto. 1965

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RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD (1925-1972) Nude child with mask.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD (1925-1972) Nude child with mask. Silver print, 7 1/2x8 1/4 inches (19.1x21 cm.), with Madelyn O. Meatyard's signature, in ink, and the date, in pencil, an unknown hand, on verso. Circa 1960

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BRETT WESTON (1911-1993) Underwater Nude.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: BRETT WESTON (1911-1993) Underwater Nude. Silver print, 12 1/8x10 1/2 inches (30.8x26.7 cm.), on a mount measuring 18x15 inches (45.7x38.1 cm.), with Weston's signature, in pencil, on mount recto, and notations, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on mount verso. 1978

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HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Cape Cod.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Description: HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Cape Cod. Silver print, 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm.) square, with Callahan's signature, in pencil, on recto, and with his signature again, in pencil, and additional notations, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1972

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EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)/COLE WESTON (1919-2003) Nude.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)/COLE WESTON (1919-2003) Nude. Silver print, 3 1/2x4 5/8 inches (8.9x11.7 cm.), on a mount measuring 13 1/4x15 inches (33.7x38.1 cm.), with the Negative by Edward Weston hand stamp and Cole Weston's signature, in pencil, and the title, date, and negative number, also in pencil, in an unknown hand, on mount verso. 1934; printed 1970s

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EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)/COLE WESTON (1919-2003) Shell.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)/COLE WESTON (1919-2003) Shell. Silver print, 9 3/8x7 3/8 inches (23.8x18.7 cm.), with the Negative by Edward Weston hand stamp with Cole Weston's signature, in pencil, and the title and date, also in pencil, in an unknown hand, on mount verso. 1927; printed 1970s

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MANUEL ÁLVAREZ BRAVO (1902-2002) El Ensueño [The Daydream].

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: MANUEL ÁLVAREZ BRAVO (1902-2002) El Ensueño [The Daydream]. Platinum print, 9 3/4x7 3/4 inches (24.8x19.7 cm.), with Bravo's signature and his notation México, in pencil, and additional numeric notations, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1931; printed 1990s

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MANUEL ÁLVAREZ BRAVO (1902-2002) Parabola Optica [Optical Parable].

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: MANUEL ÁLVAREZ BRAVO (1902-2002) Parabola Optica [Optical Parable]. Platinum print, 9 3/4x7 1/2 inches (24.8x19.1 cm.), with Bravo's initials, in pencil, and notations, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1931; printed 1990s

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GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955) Ted Starkowski.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955) Ted Starkowski. Silver print, 7 1/2x9 inches (19.1x22.9 cm.), with Lynes' 229 East 47 Street hand stamp and a John Edward Rollins Collection hand stamp, with a later date, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. Circa 1951

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O. WINSTON LINK (1914-2001) Train No. 17, The Birmingham Special, Gets a Highball (Rural Retreat, Virginia).

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: O. WINSTON LINK (1914-2001) Train No. 17, The Birmingham Special, Gets a Highball (Rural Retreat, Virginia). Silver print, 15 1/2x19 3/8 inches (39.4x49.2 cm.), with Link's signature, print date, negative notation NW1635, and additional printing notations, in pencil, and his copyright hand stamp with the negative notation, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1957; printed 1997

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ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985) Snow covered chair.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894-1985) Snow covered chair. Silver print, 9 5/8x6 3/8 inches (24.5x16.2 cm.), with Kertész's copyright Estate hand stamp, with the print number, in ink, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1977; printed 1980s

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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989) Cindy Sherman.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989) Cindy Sherman. Silver print, 19 1/8x15 1/8 inches (48.6x38.4 cm.), with Mapplethorpe's copyright hand stamp, with his signature and dates, in ink, and the title and additional notations, also in ink, in an unknown hand, on the flush mount verso. 1983

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(ANONYMOUS) En Normandie (France).

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: (ANONYMOUS) En Normandie (France). Salted paper print, 9x6 3/4 inches (22.9x17.1 cm.), on the original mount measuring 13x10 3/4 inches (33x27.3 cm.), with notations, including the title, a number, the print type, date, and a mounted citation that the photograph won a Bronze Medal at the Toulouse Competition, in ink, in an unknown hand, on mount verso. 1898

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JOAN MIRÓ Céramiques de Miró et Artigas.

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March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM ACDT

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: JOAN MIRÓ Céramiques de Miró et Artigas. Color lithograph, 1974. 460x665 mm; 18x26 1/4 inches, wide margins. An hors commerce impression, aside from the edition of 50 on Arches and an unknown edition on regular paper. Signed and inscribed "H.C." in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Maeght, Paris. Mourlot 927.

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ARNOLD GENTHE (1869-1942) Chinese New Year, Old Chinatown, San Francisco.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: ARNOLD GENTHE (1869-1942) Chinese New Year, Old Chinatown, San Francisco. Silver print, 8 7/8x7 inches (22.5x17.8 cm.), with notations, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. Circa 1900

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ALFRED EISENSTAEDT (1898-1995) Monks along the River Arno, Florence, Italy.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: ALFRED EISENSTAEDT (1898-1995) Monks along the River Arno, Florence, Italy. Silver print, 13 1/2x17 3/8 inches (34.3x44.1 cm.), with Eisenstaedt's signature and edition notation 93/250, in ink, on recto, and with the photographer's credit, title, Time Life Inc. copyright, and printing notations, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1935; printed 1990s

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ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984) Yosemite Falls * El Capitan.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984) Yosemite Falls * El Capitan. Together, 2 photographs. Silver prints, each approximately 9 1/4x6 3/4 inches (23.5x17.1 cm.), with Adams' signature, in ink, and a calligraphic caption, also in ink, in an unknown hand, on mount recto, and the Special Edition of Fine Prints, Photographs of Yosemite hand stamp, with the title, print number, and set number, in ink, on mount verso. Circa 1950; printed 1970s

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AARON SISKIND (1903-1991) Boy's Head, Harlem.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: AARON SISKIND (1903-1991) Boy's Head, Harlem. Silver print, 8 1/2x9 inches (21.6x22.9 cm.), sheet size 14x11 inches (35.6x27.9 cm.), with Siskind's signature and date, in pencil, and additional notations, also in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1932; printed late 1960s-early 70s

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984) The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $30,000 - $50,000

Description: ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984) The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Silver print, 15x19 inches (38.1x48.3 cm.), on the original mount measuring 22x27 7/8 inches (55.9x70.8 cm.), with Adams' signature, in pencil, on mount recto, and with his Carmel hand stamp, with the title and a date, in ink, in an unknown hand, on mount verso. 1942; printed 1970s

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984) River, Cliffs, Autumn, Yosemite Valley, California.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $9,000 - $12,000

Description: ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984) River, Cliffs, Autumn, Yosemite Valley, California. Silver print, 15 1/4x19 inches (38.7x48.3 cm.), with Adams' signature, in pencil, on mount recto, and with his Carmel hand stamp, with the title and date, in ink, in an unknown hand, on mount verso. 1939; printed 1970s

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AARON SISKIND (1903-1991) Rome 2 * Rome 156.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: AARON SISKIND (1903-1991) Rome 2 * Rome 156. Together, 2 photographs from the series Homage to Franz Kline. Silver prints, 14 1/4 inches square and 14x16 1/4 inches (36.2 and 35.6x41.3 cm.), sheet size 16x20 inches (40.6x50.8 cm.), each with Siskind's signature, title, and date, in pencil, and numeric notations, also in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1973 (2)

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(THE GUN REPORT) An archive of approximately 334 photographs from the annual Gun Report trade show of collectible guns and knives.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: (THE GUN REPORT) An archive of approximately 334 photographs from the annual Gun Report trade show of collectible guns and knives. The formally-composed photographs primarily depict proud exhibitors posing at tables with their "weapon of choice," including the happy family (the husband holding a shotgun while the wife cradles a baby), the endearing couple gripping a long-rifle between them, and solo dealers, both male and female. Also pictured are views of booths and tables with crammed displays ranging from 17th-century Dutch flintlock guns, Colt "six-shooters," and "pistols of the Third Reich" to Derringers, Tommy guns, and American Revolution muskets. Silver (259), Polaroid (67), and chromogenic (8) prints, ranging in size from 3 1/4 inches square (8.3 cm.) to 5 inches square (12.7 cm.), some with the photographer's hand stamp and others with notations, in pencil or in ink, on verso; approximately 41 of them presented in a small plastic-ring album. 1960s-70s

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IRVING PENN (1917-2009) Egg Seller with His Son, Cuzco.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Description: IRVING PENN (1917-2009) Egg Seller with His Son, Cuzco. Silver print, 8x7 1/4 inches (20.3x18.4 cm.), on a mount measuring 14 3/4x10 7/8 inches (37.5x27.6 cm.), with a numeric notation, in ink, in an unknown hand, and Photograph by Penn and Condé Nast Publications copyright hand stamps, on mount verso. 1948

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MARGEAUX WALTER (1982- ) Screen Play, a diptych.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: MARGEAUX WALTER (1982- ) Screen Play, a diptych. Photographic lenticulars flush mounted to aluminum with a French cleat, each measuring 30x39 3/4 inches (76.2x101 cm.), each with Walter's signature, title, date, edition notation 1/7, and placement designation (R or L), in ink, on mount verso. 2012

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. Les Européens.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. Les Européens. Boards design by Joan Miró. Illustrated with full-page gravure reproductions of Cartier-Bresson's important photographs. Folio, pictorial printed boards. Auer 356. first french edition./span Paris: Éditions Verve, (1955)

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BEN SHAHN Alphabet of Love and Creation.

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March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM ACDT

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: BEN SHAHN Alphabet of Love and Creation. Conté crayon frottage (rubbing) in black on cream Japan paper, circa 1950s. 715x580 mm; 29 1/4x23 inches, full margins. Signed in pencil, lower right, and witht he artist's red ink stamp, lower right. Shahn (1898-1969) created a screenprint of the same image, issued in an edition of approximately 80, in 1957 (Prescott 24). The artist employed a frottage of this subject again as the background for a unique screenprint, Alphabet and Maximus, 1966 (Prescott 63). The current work is unique, achieved with the aid of a cardboard cutout overlayed with a sheet of Japan paper, which the artist gently rubbed with a black conté crayon to produce the design. This was also the design for Shahn's ink stamp (or chop mark), turned 90 degrees on its side.

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. The Decisive Moment.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,200

Description: HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. The Decisive Moment. Dust jacket and boards design by Henri Matisse. Beautifully illustrated with gravure reproductions of Cartier-Bresson's photographs. Folio, pictorial boards; graphic matching pictorial dust jacket, lightly worn and age-darkened; caption booklet laid in. Roth 134; Parr/Badger I 208; Hasselblad 154; Auer 343. first american edition./span New York: Simon & Schuster/Éditions Verve, (1952)

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NEWTON, HELMUT. SUMO.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: NEWTON, HELMUT. SUMO. Edited by June Newton. Illustrated with over 400 full-page reproductions of Newton's striking photographs. Oversized folio, photo-pictorial boards; photo-pictorial dust jacket; with the original chrome stand designed by Philippe Starck; in the original shipping box. first edition, each copy is boldly signed by newton./span Taschen, 1999

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BERNARD BUFFET U.N.O.

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March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM ACDT

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: BERNARD BUFFET U.N.O. Drypoint, 1959. 535x690 mm; 21x27 1/8 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 87/200 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Lacourière and Frélaut, Pairs. Published by the artist, Paris. A superb, richly-inked impression. Designed by Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, the iconic United Nations headquarters in New York, at 1st Avenue between 42nd and 48th Streets, was constructed from 1949 to 1952. The general assembly room of the main headquarters building is adorned with murals by Fernand Léger. Reinz 227.

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MARC CHAGALL Le Cirque ambulant.

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March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM ACDT

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: MARC CHAGALL Le Cirque ambulant. Color lithograph, 1969. 360x530 mm; 14 1/4x21 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 4/50 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression with strong colors. The circus became one of Chagall's (1887-1985) favorite subjects during his early years in Paris, and remained so throughout his career. The prominent Parisian publisher and art dealer, Ambroise Vollard, who had commissioned some of Chagall's illustrated artist's books during the 1930s including the Bible (see lot 527), urged the artist to pursure the circus theme. Chagall produced some of his earliest circus designs in Paris while enjoying the spectacle of the Cirque d'Hiver from Vollard's reserved box seats. He joined a long and distinguished line of Impressionist and modern painters who featured the circus in their work, including Degas, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Rouault, Van Dongen and Léger. Mourlot 583.

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WILSON A. BENTLEY (1865-1931) An album with 25 photographs of snowflakes.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: WILSON A. BENTLEY (1865-1931) An album with 25 photographs of snowflakes. Gold-chloride toned microphotographs from glass plate negatives, each approximately 4x3 inches (10.2x7.6 cm.), all but one with Bentley's signature and many with his notation ARP or MBN, in ink or in pencil, on verso; 2 also with a date, on recto or verso, and one of these with Bentley's notation "wonderful," also on verso. Oblong 8vo, paper leatherette album with a tied binding, the photographs arranged 2 per page in black photo corners. 1888-1927

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DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965) The General Strike, Policeman.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $40,000 - $60,000

Description: DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965) The General Strike, Policeman. Silver print, 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches (24.1x19.1 cm.), double mounted, with Lange's Euclid Avenue hand stamp, on the secondary mount verso. 1934

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JAROSLAV RÖSSLER (1902-1990) Billboard.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: JAROSLAV RÖSSLER (1902-1990) Billboard. Silver print, 9 1/4x6 3/4 inches (23.5x17.1 cm.), with Rössler's signature, date, and the notation Paris, in pencil, on verso. 1928

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RALPH STEINER (1899-1986) Portfolio entitled Ten Photographs from the Twenties and Thirties & One From the Seventies.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Description: RALPH STEINER (1899-1986) Portfolio entitled Ten Photographs from the Twenties and Thirties & One From the Seventies. With 9 (of 11) photographs. Silver prints, sizes ranging from 4 1/2x3 1/2 to 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches (11.4x8.9 to 24.1x19.1 cm.), and the reverse, 7 with Steiner's signature, in pencil, on mount recto, and 2 tipped into mats with Steiner's signature and dates, in pencil, on print verso. Folio-sized black-stamped clamshell box; the colophon with the edition notation 11 and Steiner's intitials, in ink; contents loose as issued. 1920s-30s, and 1970s; printed 1977

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(DEGENERATE ART SHOW) Set of 9 real photo postcards of artworks exhibited in the Degenerate Art Show.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Description: (DEGENERATE ART SHOW) Set of 9 real photo postcards of artworks exhibited in the Degenerate Art Show. With 2 from the Munich show and 7 from the Berlin exhibition, including an exhibition panel with a Kirschner painting, a sculptural abstraction of Christ, a sculpture of a couple, signage on the facade of the building (2), and more; plus 2 press prints, including one of a German official examining an abstract sculpture. Silver prints, 3 1/2x5 1/2 to 5x7 inches (12.7x17.8 cm.), a few with caption information in the negative and 2 with printed captions on verso. 1937-38

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(GULF OIL--KENTUCKY) Album entitled Photographs of Service Station Properties, Gulf Refining Company, Louisville, Kentucky.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: (GULF OIL--KENTUCKY) Album entitled Photographs of Service Station Properties, Gulf Refining Company, Louisville, Kentucky. With 106 professional photographs documenting filling stations throughout Kentucky, a few credited to Jimenez, Maggard Studios, Ashland, KY; Burckhardt's; and Knight Studio (identified with hand stamps or in the negative). With wonderful views of local towns that include billboard signage, vernacular architecture, and a variety of cool-looking cars. Silver prints, each measuring approximately 7 3/4x9 1/4 inches (19.7x23.5 cm.), mounted to linen recto only, a few with captions, in ink, on print recto, and most with the town and intersection, typed or in pencil, on mount verso. Oblong small folio, linen, with a calligraphic caption on the front cover; tall twin bolt binding, soiled and corners worn. 1928

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LEWIS W. HINE (1874-1940) Construction worker standing on an I-beam pulling a rope, Empire State Building.

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February 25, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $20,000 - $25,000

Description: LEWIS W. HINE (1874-1940) Construction worker standing on an I-beam pulling a rope, Empire State Building. Silver print, 7 1/2x6 1/2 inches (19.1x16.5 cm.), with a partial Hine Interpretive Photography hand stamp on verso. Circa 1931

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EDWARD HOPPER Night Shadows.

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March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM ACDT

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $25,000 - $35,000

Description: EDWARD HOPPER Night Shadows. Etching, 1921. 175x210 mm; 7x8 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately 500. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by The New Republic, New York. A brilliant, luminous, richly-inked impression of this important etching, with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear. Based in New York, Hopper (1882-1967) studied at the Institute of Art and Design and was instructed by prominent artists such as William Merrit Chase and Robert Henri, a progenitor of the Ashcan School of American Art. Though he traveled to Europe several times in the early 1900s when avant-garde movements like Cubism and Surrealism were receiving much attention, he was not greatly swayed by their influence and instead was attracted to the iconic works and dark palette of Rembrandt and other Old Masters. Hopper's work is characterized by a sense of silence and subtlety; he rarely depicted scenes of chaos or camaraderie. He began making etchings and drypoints in 1915 with the help of fellow artist Martin Lewis, and he produced 70 prints before he ceased etching in 1928 to focus solely on painting. Night Shadows is a particularly iconic image, epitomizing Hopper's propensity for conveying isolation and stillness through the use of heavy chiaroscuro and strong, dark hatching throughout. He used a bird's-eye vantage point with extended shadows and darkness to intensify the suspense and drama. The artist depicted this same street corner in a painting from 1913, Corner Saloon, now in the MoMA, New York. Unlike Hopper's other prints, which he printed himself on his personal press in very small editions, this is the only etching that was printed commercially, for The New Republic, New York, and published in a limited edition portfolio for their December 1924 issue. Levin 82.

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JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Old Putney Bridge.

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March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM ACDT

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: JAMES A. M. WHISTLER Old Putney Bridge. Etching and drypoint printed in dark brownish black on antique, cream laid paper, circa 1879. 201x300 mm; 8x11 7/8 inches, full margins. MacDonald's seventh state (of 7), with the shaded butterfly in the plate lower center and with the additional row of ripples in the water lower right. An early impression, signed with the large, shaded butterfly and inscribed "imp" in pencil, lower right. Large coat-of-arms watermark. A brilliant, richly-inked and early impression, with very strong contrasts, with crisp, inky plate edges, with all the details distinct and with burr on the bridge piers; similar in quality to the impression in the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. Whistler (1834-1903) began work on this plate, among his largest and most ambitious Thames etchings, in March 1879, while facing bankruptcy stemming from overspending on the design of his London home ("White House" in Chelsea) and his libel trial with the art critic John Ruskin. He almost certainly looked to recoup these financial losses with the publication of larger, more notable etchings in the late 1870s, ultimately accepting a commission from the Fine Art Society, London, in July 1879, to go to Venice and return by December with a set of 12 etched views of the Italian city which they would in turn publish and exhibit (see lots 28 and 29). During his lifetime, Whistler was highly praised for his etchings and was considered by print connoisseurs to rival Rembrandt in the mastery of the medium. His technique was meticulous and deliberate; he diligently reworked plates until he was completely satisfied with an impression. When printing, he took great care applying ink to the plate and carefully selected various papers for the quality in which they held the ink. Of the 490 etchings Whistler produced over his 50 year career, Old Putney Bridge represents one of his longest-running endeavors, with some 7 states spanning nearly a decade of work (1879-1889). Kennedy 178; Glasgow 185.

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WINSLOW HOMER Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake.

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March 8, 2016, 10:30 AM ACDT

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $80,000 - $120,000

Description: WINSLOW HOMER Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake. Etching on imitation Japan paper, 1889. 435x563 mm; 17 1/8x22 1/8 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately only 62 (from an intended edition of 100); the highest numbered extant impression is 62. Signed and inscribed "#39" in pencil, lower margin. A superb, richly-inked and dark impression of this very scarce, important American etching. We have found only 6 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Homer (1836-1910) remains one of the most significant figures in the history of American Art. He was born in Boston to a long line of New Englanders and grew up in rural Massachusetts. An average student, he began a lithography apprenticeship at age 19. Homer's natural gift was evident early on and he soon shifted to freelancing as an illustrator and moved to New York in 1859, where he took classes at the National Academy of Design (but remained principally self-trained). His most important client, Harper's Weekly, assigned him as their artist-correspondent on the front during the Civil War. During this time (1860s) he created some of his first oil paintings, which were very well received and ushered in his gradual transition from that of an illustrator to a fine artist. After the war, Homer began painting country scenes with a particular focus on women's roles in rural life. His honest yet poetic depiction of farm living was singular at the time. Homer was unique in that his genius and importance as a great American painter was recognized and appreciated during his lifetime. His paintings and watercolors were lauded by both critics and the public, particularly during the latter part of his career, when his focus turned to marine scenes. He delved into this subject (which would come to define him) after spending two years in England, living near a fishing port, in 1881 and 1882. He exhibited many of the watercolors that he created in England on his return to the states, and his popularity grew immensely. From 1883 onward, Homer resided in scenic Prout's Neck, Maine, where he led a reclusive way of life and continued to depict the sea and man's relationship with it. Despite being best known for his paintings and watercolors, Homer was deeply indebted to his beginnings as a draughtsman, which profoundly informed his works. Homer's printmaking had its roots in the strictly commercial (initially as a lithographic draftsman and then as a freelance wood engraving illustration artist), and he began creating "fine prints" in the form of copper plate etchings in the 1880s, when the medium was gaining popularity in America due to James A. M. Whistler and the 1860s "Etching Revival" in France. Unlike Whistler, Homer's technique was line-based (an influence from his illustration background) and he did not rely on inking and selective wiping to achieve tonal quality. Homer etched 8 plates between 1884 and 1889, all were based on his popular marine paintings. He abandoned etching around 1889, partly due to its lack of profitability; Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake was likely his final etching, as well as his most experimental, a culmination of his years spent perfecting the medium. Goodrich 104.

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