Auctionata is Selling Rare Prints for the Next 24 Hours
If you’ve been longing to get your hands on a Henri Cartier-Bresson, or one of Weegee’s photos, head on over to Auctionata, where (for the next 24 hours, at least) they are conducting an online auction to sell off some rare prints from masterful photographers.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Ahmedabad, India, 1966
The digital auction is being held today, June 12, at 6 pm Central European Time. If you want to get your mitts on some of these opuses, be prepared to shell out massive amounts of cash. The solitary Cartier-Bresson starts at 2800 Euro. The estimated value is at 5,000 Euro. But honestly, it’s probably going to sell for twice that. Other photographs that jumped out at me as I perused the catalog included several from Nan Goldin and several from Alfred Eisenstaedt. Weegee is in there too, at an affordable price, I would say. Even Terry freaking Richardson shows up with a picture of a woman on a bed, legs spread. The rest of the catalog is breathtaking as well, from landscapes and nudes to street and celebrity photography (including Sharon Tate, Briggite Bardot, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Marilyn Monroe).
Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995), American Ballet, 1937
Peter Brüchmann (b. 1932), Sharon Tate, 1960s
Weegee – Arthur Fellig (1899-1968), Bowery Bum, New York, 1940. (Dear God, if only I could afford to buy this.)
The whole gamut is astounding, and includes prime examples of classic photography and its more modern counterpart. If you have the funds, you should probably jump at this chance to own a little bit of photographic (and art) history.