Christie’s is holding an upcoming auction for 70 rare photographic prints by the likes of famous photographers like Man Ray (one of my personal favorite photogs of all time), Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz. Christie’s is expecting total sales for the 70 prints to surpass five million dollars.
The 70 prints were apparently mostly taken in the 1920’s, and were under the ownership of a private collector. Christie’s photographic specialist, Laura Paterson, (who also happens to be their Vice President) said she expects a number of world records to be broken at the upcoming auction.
The auction is set to be held on April 24th, 2013 at Christie’s auction house in New York. One of the featured gems will be an Edward Weston photograph entitled “Nude.” The photograph is a 1925 portrait of Weston’s then lover Miriam Lerner, and has a pre-sale auction estimate of $600,000 for that one print alone. It is one of only two prints known to exist from a negative which itself no longer exists.