Lot n°6 H+B Becher 1200-1500€
Lot n°16: Jefferson Robert Bingham 1825-1870 Œuvre de Paul Delaroche (Goupil 1858) 1200-1500€
Lot n° 20: BrassaÏ "Paris de nuit" 1933 1200-1500€
Lot n° 80: Robert Frank "Les Américains" Paris Delpire 1958 (Quelques pages volantes) 800-1200€
Lot 114: Auguste Salzmann (1824-1872) "Jérusalem" 1856 8000-12000€
Lot 118: Sanne Sannes (1937-1967) "Oog om oog" (œil pour œil) 1964 700-800€
Lot 141: "Provoke" 1à 5 dont le n° 2 signé par Moriyama: 8000-10000€
Lot n°154: Daido Moriyama "Shashin yo Sayonara" (Bye Bye Photography, Dear) 1972: 3500-4500€
Lot 179. Mirelle Thijsen 22 livres analysés dans sa publication "Analysing work today": 3000-3500€
Lot 246. Contrejour Doisneau "Trois secondes d'éternité" avec un tirage original+ Sabine Weiss, Willy Ronis et Pierre et Gilles: 3500-4500€
Lot 296 Joel Peter Witkin, plusieurs ouvrages dont trois dédicacés: 1000-1200€
The Auction House Pierre Bergé & Associés is organizing an auction of photographic books. It will take place on Tuesday May 3rd in Room 16 of Hotel Drouot Richelieu under the appraisal of Dirk Bakker.
According to Eric Masquelier, who is responsible, this auction is somewhat particular as the books presented offer two collections from both Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and from Mirelle Thijsen.
The Rijksmuseum’s photo library comprises 15,000 photographic works passionately selected by its former owners. Bert Hartkamp, an attorney in Amsterdam, began these acquisitions in the 1950’s. In 2001, the Museum acquired a collection of famous 19th century works from the historian Steven F. Joseph and in 2007, he began a collection of photography books from the 20th century. Following a reorganization of the library, the Museum entrusted the Bergé Auction House with the sale of the duplicate works. The sale of these “doubles” meant an advantage and an inconvenience. The first is the absence of a reserve price and a VAT of 5.5%; the second being that some of these books show traces of manipulations. Another particularity: more often than not we find not just a single work, but entire lots made up of many books. Among these 136 first lots, there are some important works such as the album on Jerusalem by Auguste Salzmann, with 40 original photographs. Lot 114: 8,000-12,000€. We also find rare first issues of the magazine Provoke, published in Japan between 1968 and 1970, featuring photographs by Nakahira, Moriyama, Takanashi… Lot 141: 8,000-10,000 €.
As for the second collection, it was put together by Mirelle Thijsen, who was introduced to photography by Lorenzo Merlo, director of the Canon Gallery of Amsterdam and author of a thesis on photo books of enterprises Het Bedrijfsfotoboek 1945-1965.
For this sale, she divided the collection into four sections: the Dutch enterprise books 1945-1965, books by contemporary Dutch designers, books by photographers, and books containing discovered photographs.
With several works per lot, like Nº243 that brings together the issues 1 – 31 of Camera International (600-700€). Or, lot N°296 that includes several books from or about Joel Peter Witkin, of which 3 are signed and dedicated: 1000-1200€…
Further details on the lots and their price estimation in the paper catalogue or on the internet: www. pba-auctions.fr
Auction of Photo books
Tuesday May 3rd at 2 PM
Drouot Richelieu Room 16
Public exhibition Room 16
Monday May 2nd , 2011 11 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday May 3rd , 2011 11 AM – 12 noon
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Information on the auction
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