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  1. […] “The Art of Fashion Photography” sale at Bonhams Bonhams New York auctioned some days in New York one of the most impressive collections of fashion photography, featuring works by the world's most prominent representatives of the genre, including Helmut Newton, Miles Aldridge, Bert Stern, George … Read more on HGIssue […]

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“The Art of Fashion Photography” sale at Bonhams

Bonhams New York auctioned some days in New York one of the most impressive collections of fashion photography, featuring works by the world’s most prominent representatives of the genre, including Helmut Newton, Miles Aldridge, Bert Stern, George Hurrell, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, David LaChapelle, Rankin, Bruce Weber and Ryan McGinley. Divided into three sections, “Editorial Fashion Photography”, “Celebrities & Style Icons” and “Nudes”, the auction offered a curated selection of contemporary fashion images, from the early 20th century to our day, aiming to suit, according to Heather Russell, Director of Prints & Photographs at Bonhams New York, “collectors of all testes and levels”.

Iconic images rarely offered to action, like Deluge (2011) by Marilyn Minter (one of the photographer’s most hard to find images and the only print form the edition of five to have ever been auctioned), and vintage gelatin silver prints like Irving Penn’s iconic Women at Wartime (Dorian and Evelyn Tripp) (1950) generated significant interest and attention. The auction was overall a big success, with David LaChapelle’s “Sarah Jessica Parker: Sex and the Subway” sold for US$ 21.250 or Helmut Newton’s unique version of “T.V. Murder, Cannes” sold for US$ 25.000, charting the steady rise of fashion photography and its significant value in the contemporary art market.