Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Photographic Masterpieces for Sale

If you've got a spare $2 million to spare you could become the owner of some of the classic s of 20th century photography. On the 31st March 2009 Christie's in New York will be auctioning some classic images of the 20th century by the likes of Ansel Adams, Helmut Newton, Irvin Penn & Diane Arbus. You can see the full catalogue at Christie's New York website.

Back in the early 1980's whilst in California, I had the opportunity to buy an original Ansel Adams print, printed by the man himself, but for some reason passed at the opportunity - idiot! What grieves me is the fact I didn't buy that Ansel Adams print when I had the opportunity; look at the sale estimates for Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941 - $25,000 to $35,000! And who says photography doesn't pay? It's just a shame some have to wait until they're dead to benefit from their art...

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