Issue #112  10/10/2006
Piasa Photography Auctions Scheduled For Nov. 10th and 17th

The Paris auction house PIASA has scheduled two photography auctions for the month of November. Both auctions will be held at Drouot Richelieu, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, in the 9th arrondissement.

The November 10th auction will include material in the following areas: nudes, orientalism, fashion, erotism, sports, circus, landscape and animals. While the sale is primarily focused on images, it will have some equipment, including a rare Pathéorama.

Some of the photographers whose images are to be featured in this sale include: Bérénice Abbott , Laure Albin-Guillot, Paul Almasy, Jane Evelyn Atwood , Édouard-Denis Baldus, Jean-François Bauret, Cecil Beaton, Denise Bellon, Werner Bischof, Bisson Frères, Félix Bonfils, Édouard Boubat, Pierre Boucher, Clarence Sinclair Bull, René Burri, Robert Capa, Lucien Clergue, Denise Colomb, Roger Corbeau, Pierre Cordier, André de Dienes, Adolphe-Eugène Disderi, Robert Doisneau, Harold E. Edgerton, Emeric Feher, Martine Franck, Vincenzo Galdi, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Miroslav Hàk, Annemarie Heinrich, Horst P. Horst, Françoise Huguier, Georges Hurrell, Pierre Jahan, Jean Janssis, Gloria Kent, André Kertész, Willy Kessels, Edmund Kesting, François Kollar, Germaine Krull, Ergy Landau, Jean Lariviere, Juan Laurent, Thérèse Le Prat, Lehnert & Landrock, A. Bougault, Lucien Lorelle, Jacque Lowe, Guglielmo Marconi, Daniel Masclet, Sacha Masour, McDermott & McGough, Jean-Luc Moulène, Félix Nadar, Charles Nègre, André Ostier, André Papillon, Roger Parry, Ian Paterson, Anders Petersen, Kurt Reichert, René Servant, Marc Riboud, Robert Demachy, Émile-Constant Puyo, Paolo Roversi, Albert Rudomine, Georges Saad, Scaïoni, Roger Schall, Seeberger Frères, Sam Shaw, Emmanuel Sougez, Douchan Stanimirovitch, Studio Harcourt, Raymond Van Doren, Pierre Verger, Christian Vogt, Baron Wilhem Von Gloeden, Guglielmo Von Plüschow and Bruce Weber.

The auction can be previewed at Drouot on Thursday, November 9th from 11 am-6 pm and the day of the sale, Friday, November 10th from 11 am-noon. The auction itself begins at 2 pm.

The Friday, November 17th sale will start at 1:30 pm in Salle (room) 4 of Drouot Richelieu. It can be previewed on Thursday, November 15th from 11 am-6 pm and the day of the sale from 11 am-noon. Nineteenth-century photographs from the collection of an Alsatian industrialist will be among those featured in this auction, including rare early works by Adolphe Bilordeaux, Edouard Baldus and Hippolyte Bayard. Other photos from the collection include a group of vintage prints by Eugène Atget, nudes by Baron Von Gloeden and Guglielmmo Von Pluschow and vintage prints by Pierre Dubreuil from his Pictorial period.

Two masterworks of Rudolf Koppitz, images by Raoul Haussman from the estate of his partner Marthe Prevot, two prints by Raoul Ubac, a Brassai from his Surrealist period and work by Roger Parry will all be included in the 20th-century part of the auction.

The collection of Marc Bruhat, who used to print works for Edouard Boubat, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton and others will also be featured.

Finally, other 20th-century and contemporary photographers will also be well represented, including Alfons Alt, Thierry Arditti, Peter Beard, Christian Courregès, Elliott Erwitt, Luigi Ghirri, Eikoh Hosoe, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sarah Moon, Kathleen Naundorf, Bettina Rheims, Thomas Ruff, Jan Saudek, David Seidner, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Josef Sudek, Deborah Turbeville and Joel-Peter Witkin.

The expert for both photo auctions will be Yves Di Maria, who can be reached by phone at +33 (0)142717026, and by email at: art75.galerie@free.fr . From the U.S., you must dial 011 and then the number, but delete the (0), which is only dialled when you are actually in Paris. From other non-French countries, you will probably dial 00 and the number, minus the (0). To order a catalogue or to place absentee bids, phone +33(0)153341010, or email: contact@piasa.fr . Each of the auctions will also be listed on line about 15 days before the sales at: http://www.auction.fr/cp/piasa/uk/auction.php .