Issue #151  10/29/2008
Heritage Auction Holds First Art Photography Auction in Dallas, Dec. 12

Heritage Auction Galleries will offer a broad selection of both classical and contemporary photographs in its first-ever art photography auction. On-line bidding begins November 14th and ends at 10 pm (CST) the evening before the physical auction. Floor and web-cam bidding begins Friday, December 12th at 10 am (CST). The final session begins at 2 pm (CST). Please request a free printed catalogue at http://www.HA.com . You can also view the catalogue online at: http://fineart.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=5015 .

Highlights include the only known formal portrait of Jacqueline Onassis made after 1963 (Estimate $8,000-10,000) and a rare Jock Sturges 'Portfolio for the Defense', with four signed prints in an unfinished limited edition ($6,000-8,000). A pristine 40 x 30 in. portrait of Ernest Hemingway by Karsh, printed by the artist specifically for the consignor in 1968 after visiting Karsh's exhibition in the Canadian Pavilion at Expo '67, will also be in the auction ($25,000-30,000)

Also on offer is an unusual Fifty Year Commemorative Portfolio of Paul Strand's 1931 film 'Redes' by Ned Scott. The portfolio, which is cased in the original wood veneer slipcase, contains two folios of 20 platinum prints by Paul Strand and 12 silver prints by Ned Scott, printed and signed by Ned Scott with a commemorative text folio by several contributors, including Manual Alvarez Bravo. All of this is in Spanish, signed and inscribed to Gunter von Fritsch, the film's editor. This lot also includes 43 vintage 5 x 7 Ned Scott film stills taken on location; 19 4 x 3 vintage 'snaps' of the film set; 34 35 mm contact proof strips; and one 35 mm film transparency of a young boy holding a set clapper; all from the estate of Gunter von Fritsch and offered for the first time at auction ($30,000-50,000). A group of three vintage images relating to Robert Kennedy, Jr.'s assassination is also on offer, plus a photo of J.F.K. in his office by Jacques Lowe.

Original photographs by other important 20th-century artists in the sale include: Harry Callahan, Helmut Newton, Baron Adolf De Meyer, Lewis Hine, André Kertész, Clarence John Laughlin, Barbara Morgan, Ansel Adams, Arthur Siegel, Louis Clyde Stoumen, Arthur Wesley Dow, Brett Weston, Dorothy Norman, Charles Harbutt, Edward Quigley, Margaret Bourke-White, W. Eugene Smith, Ray Metzker, Bradford Washington, David Douglas Duncan, Todd Webb, Ralph Gibson, Inge Morath, Alfred Cheney Johnston, Paul Caponigro, Lee Friedlander, Ilsa Bing, Walker Evans, Paul Burty Haviland, Edward Steichen, Eugene Atget, Imogen Cunningham, Horace Bristol, Ruth Bernhard, David Heath, Minor White, Wynn Bullock, Edward Weston, Manuel Bravo, Ralph Meatyard, Weegee, Cole Weston and many others.

Nineteenth-century American landscape photographers represented in the auction include: William Henry Jackson, Carleton Watkins, George Barker, Isaiah Taber and Charles Savage.

Heritage offers the opportunity for registered bidders to bid online one-month before the floor bidding begins. The floor offers live-on-line-web-cam bidding as well. The lots can be previewed Heritage Auctions-Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street, Dallas, TX, on Thurs - Sat, Dec 4, 5, 6 from 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, Dec 7, noon-5 pm; and Monday-Friday, Dec 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 from 10 am-5 pm. There will be a discussion and reception on Tuesday December 9th from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. Lorraine Anne Davis and Hank O'Neal will discuss O'Neal's career and the general topic of Collecting Photographs.

For more information on the sale, condition reports, etc., contact Lorraine Davis at lorrained@ha.com , or by phone at 1-214-409-1714 or 1-800-872-6467, ext. 1714.