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Phillips de Pury Photo Auction to Include Rare Avedon Portrait & More

Sep. 21st, 2011 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
Photo Courtesy of Phillips de Pury
A rare Richard Avedon portfolio of Beatles portraits taken in 1967 is expected to fetch up to $450,000 at Phillips de Pury & Company’s Photographs auction on October 4 in New York.

The Beatles Portfolio: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and Paul McCartney, musicians, London, was originally published on the cover of Look magazine in January of 1968. Unique among Avedon’s works it uses dye-transfer saturation and psychedelic adornment to capture the spirit of the times. It remains one of the most famous images of the Fab Four.

Another major lot in the stunning sale is Peter Lindbergh’s Helena Christensen, Stephanie Seymour, Karen Mulder, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Vogue US, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 1991 (above), expected to fetch up to $22,000. A number of other iconic images spanning the history of photography, from classic Modernist to cutting-edge contemporary, will be offered as well. They include portraits of Kate Moss by Albert Watson from 1993 and Chuck Close in 2007, estimated at up to $20,000 and $12,000 respectively. Also on the block in the stunning sale are images by Nan Goldin, Helmut Newton and more. Visit PhillipsdePury.com to learn more.

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