On 4 April 4, 2019, Phillips New York held the auction sales Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection & Iconic Photographs and 20th Century Masters with total sales (including premium) of USD 10,490,875.
Iconic Photographs and 20th Century Masters offered in Phillips’ April Photographs Sale Auction including works by Peter Beard, Helmut Newton, Dorothea Lange, and Bernd & Hilla Becher
Phillips’ Photographs auction offered nearly 200 lots, featuring works by leading artists of the past century. The sale brought together a variety of collecting genres, and was led by a rare-to-the-market, exhibition-sized printing of Helmut Newton’s Sie Kommen, Paris (Dressed and Naked) and a dynamic, large-scale print by Peter Beard.
Sarah Krueger, Head of Photographs, New York, said, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer such a remarkable selection of property in our April sale with exceptional prints that span a variety of genres of the 20th century, including Helmut Newton’s Sie Kommen, Paris (Dressed and Naked) and Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California. This season, Phillips is also proud to have had the privilege of working with a truly extraordinary group of private collectors, including the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw, a Private West Coast Collection, and, of course, Susie Tompkins Buell, whose collection was on offer as an evening session.”
Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection with works by Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Edward Steichen, Dorothea Lange, and Margaret Bourke-White leading the auction
The sale of Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection, an auction of 58 lots followed the seasonal April Photographs sale.
Encapsulating two major photographic themes of the first half of the 20th century –Modernism and humanism – the collection included many influential female photographers, not only Modotti, Lange and Bourke-White, but also Imogen Cunningham, Consuelo Kanaga, and Alma Lavenson, among others.
Vanessa Hallett, Phillips’ Deputy Chairman, Americas, and Worldwide Head of Photographs, said, “Ms. Buell’s passion for the medium of photography helped establish the market for many of the photographers in her collection, and it is this passion and commitment that we will celebrate in this auction. The quality of the collection, its aesthetic and thematic unities, and the fineness of its individual parts are a testament to her vision and determination. We look forward to sharing these works with collectors around the world.”
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April 04, 2019 to May 04, 2019