Nautilus, 1927 Photograph by Edward Weston, 9 3/8 by 6 5/8 in. Mounted, signed and dated by the photographer in pencil on the mount, matted, framed. © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents
Iphotocentral reports about Sotheby’s Fall sales of photographs in New York. A highlight of the auction was Edward Weston’s Nautilus from the collection of Alexandra R. Marshall, an early version of the photograph from 1927 which has been sold for $1,105,000. This was an auction record for pictures of Edward Weston. The phone has outbid people present at the event in New York. Other photos offered were e.g. Dorothea Lange, At the Cotton Wagon, Migrant Agricultural Worker, Elroy, AZ ($103,000), Walker Evan’s Breakfast Room, Belle Grove Plantation, White Chapel, LA and Imogen Cunningham’s Formen einer Blume. Collectors like Michael Mattis, Harald Greenberg and Bruce Silverstein competed at the auction. Mattis outbid Greenberg and Silverstein on Edward Weston’s nude study of Miriam Lerner. Sotheby’s offers a new service, detailed condition reports on their website so potential buyers don’t have to call anymore.
Thanks for the help of Denise Gosé from the Center of Photography, Tuscon, for this posting.