Issue #96  11/1/2005
Artcurial Holds Paris Auction On Nov. 22nd

The auction house Artcurial will hold a photography auction on Tuesday, November 22 at 2:15 pm at the company's elegant offices in the Hotel Dassault, 7-9 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. The lots will span the history of photography from Maxime Du Camp to Lee Friedlander. Viewing hours are Friday, November 18 to Monday, November 21.

Some of the featured lots include:

Brassaï, la Môme Bijou, 1932, a rare vintage gelatin silver print of this iconic Paris de Nuit image, 40000 to 50000 euros.

Paolo Gasparini: one of the best Latin American photographers and affordable compared to his European and American counterparts. Vintage prints from his Cuban years (1962-1965) and vintages portraits of Alexander Calder in Caracas (1955), 1500-2000 euros each.

Felix Teynard: three views of Egypte and Nubie (2000-3000 euros) and an extremely rare view of his house near Grenoble, circa 1850, salt paper print made before leaving for Egypt, and probably as a "proof" in Le Gray's technique, 2500-3500 euros.

Paul Nadar, Interview of Chevreul, 1886: a near complete, 26-card set of this famous photographic interview. It is reportedly the most complete set ever proposed at auction. The set has been in the same French family collection since the beginning of the 20th century, 50-60 000 euros.

Nature Morte au Lièvre (Still life with Hare), by Cuvelier, a wonderful salt print from 1860 in a pristine condition, 15 000-20 000 euros.

Also, great prints by Cartier-Bresson, Friedlander, Ronis, Doisneau, Arbus, Alvarez-Bravo, Bing, Henry, Du Camp, Atget and more.

For information, contact Grégory Leroy at gleroy@artcurial.com or at +33 (0) 1 42 99 20 15 (from the U.S. drop the "(0)" and add 011 to the front). His English is excellent. The catalogue can be found on line at http://www.artcurial.auction.fr .