Sotheby’s October 3rd Photographs auction in New York featured a range of material from the 19th to 21st centuries. Strong examples of Surrealism by Hans Bellmer, Jindrich Styrsky, Man Ray, and Raoul Ubac are on offer. An eclectic selection of daguerreotypes from the 1850s to the present day was available, from a portrait of Commodore Matthew C. Perry to a study of Butterflies by Adam Fuss. The auction included a rare suite of 30 mammoth-plate albumen prints of Yosemite Valley by Charles Leander Weed. A complete bound set of Alfred Stieglitz’s photographic quarterly, Camera Work, was on offer, with all but the last issue coming originally from the collection of photographer Arthur Siegel.
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