On Saturday, November 6 at 7 PM, The Photo Review will hold its 2010 Benefit Auction at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Among the work featured are rare vintage and later prints by such historic masters as Edouard Baldus, Edward S. Curtis, Nell Dorr, Kusakabe Kimbei, Nathan Lyons, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Man Ray, Herb Ritts, George Seeley, Carleton E. Watkins, and Weegee. Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Andrew Borowiec, Marilyn Bridges, Lucien Clergue, Mark Citret, Larry Fink, Lois Greenfield, Jefferson Hayman, Chip Hooper, Henry Horenstein, Michael Kenna, Elaine Ling, David Maisel, Rania Matar, Joe Mills, Jeffrey Milstein, Lori Nix, Bill Owens, Orville Robertson, Lynn Saville, Jack Spencer, Catherine Steinmann, Maggie Taylor, George Tice, Jonathan Torgovnik, Jerry N. Uelsmann, Hiroshi Watanabe, and Joel-Peter Witkin while featured local luminaries include Susan Abrams, Andrea Baldeck, Susan Bank, Ricardo Barros, Rita Bernstein, Paul Cava, Vincent David Feldman, Judy Gelles, David Graham, Nancy Hellebrand, Catherine Jansen, Jenny Lynn, Wendy Paton, Amie Potsic, Stuart Rome, Laurence Salzmann, Leif Skoogfors, Stephen G. Williams, and Frank Yamrus. There are photographs of both FDR and Harry Truman throwing out the first pitch of the baseball season, as well as prints of several Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs, among them John Filo’s searing 1970 photo of the Kent State shootings, Yasushi Nagao’s picture of the assassination of a Japanese Nationalist leader, and Kyoichi Sawada’s image of a fleeing Vietnamese family. In addition, a broad range of 19th-century photographs is up for bid.
The Philadelphia preview will be held at the University of the Arts, Hamilton Hall, Broad and Pine Streets, on Friday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, November 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., just prior to the auction. You can view the catalog on-line at the link below.
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