18. WestLicht Photo Auction

WestLicht Photographica Auction
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Date of the auction: 23.11.2018

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EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904) Horse and Rider (from "Attitudes of Animals...

Albumen print, mounted on the original cardboard 16 x 22,2 cm Photographer's "1881 by Edw..J. Muybridge" copyright stamp on the mount The British photographer Eadweard Muybridge was a pioneer in visual studies of locomotion. The possibility for recording split-second movements originated from a rich

Lot #: 1

Opening: €7,000 - €9,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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EDWARD STEICHEN (1879–1973) ‘Balzac - The Open Sky‘, 1911

Photogravure on Japanese paper, printed in 1911 for Camera Work No. 34/35, tipped to the original leaf 20,9 x 15,9 cm LITERATURE Alfred Stieglitz, Camera Work. The Complete Illustrations 1903–1917, Cologne 1997, p. 562

Lot #: 2

Opening: €1,400 - €1,600

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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EDWARD STEICHEN (1879–1973) Rodin, 1903

Photogravure on Japanese paper, printed 1903 for Camera Work No. 2, tipped to the original leaf 21,2 x 16,2 cm LITERATURE Alfred Stieglitz, Camera Work. The Complete Illustrations 1903–1917, Cologne 1997, p. 42

Lot #: 3

Opening: €2,000 - €2,400

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864–1946) ‘Going to the start’, 1904

Photogravure on Japanese paper, printed 1904 for Camera Work No. 12, tipped to the original leaf 21,3 x 19 cm LITERATURE Alfred Stieglitz, Camera Work. The Complete Illustrations 1903–1917, Cologne 1997, p. 242

Lot #: 4

Opening: €1,400 - €1,600

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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MORIZ NÄHR (1859–1945) Gustav Klimt, Vienna 1909

Gelatin silver print, printed in the 1920s 16 x 11,2 cm LITERATURE Uwe Schögl / Hans-Peter Wipplinger (eds.), Moriz Nähr, Cologne 2018, p. 39; Agnes Husslein-Arco / Alfred Weidinger (eds.), Gustav Klimt & Emilie Flöge, Fotografien, Munich / Berlin / London / New York 2012, p. 110. The relationship

Lot #: 5

Opening: €8,000 - €9,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884–1936) ‘Das Schwesterl‘, Austria c. 1928

Vintage silver print 27 x 29 cm Photographer's stamp on the reverse LITERATURE Edition "Die Galerie", Rudolf Koppitz, Vienna 1937, plate 23

Lot #: 6

Opening: €4,000 - €5,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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WILHELM VON GLOEDEN (1856–1931) Boy with flute, Taormina 1904

Albumen print 22,4 x 16,8 cm Photographer's "W. von Gloeden, Taormina - Italia - Sicilia, 10 Mar 1904, Proprieta Artistica" stamp on the reverse

Lot #: 7

Opening: €2,000 - €2,400

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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HEINRICH KÜHN (1866–1944) Jelly jars and bottle, c. 1915

Bromoil transfer print, Japanese paper 23,4 x 31 cm Signed by the photographer in pencil in the right lower margin "Heinrich Kühn.", numbered in the left margin "6 1/2°, 5°, 1°" LITERATURE Monika Faber (ed.), Heinrich Kühn, Die vollkommene Fotografie, Albertina, Vienna 2012, p. 211; Peter Weiermair

Lot #: 8

Opening: €10,000 - €12,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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ERNEST JAMES BELLOCQ (1873–1949) ‘A Storyville Portrait’, New Orleans...

Toned gelatin silver print, printed in the late 1960s by Lee Friedlander 20 x 25,4 cm (7.9 x 10 in) Lee Friedlander's collection stamp and description stamp on the reverse LITERATURE John Szarkowski (ed.), J. E. Bellocq. Storyville Portraits, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1970, pl. 25. The

Lot #: 9

Opening: €3,000 - €4,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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NICKOLAS MURAY (1892–1965) Nude study of Martha Laber, 1925

Vintage silver print, chlor-bromed 24,2 x 17,2 cm Signed and dated by the photographer in ink in the image lower left and right

Lot #: 10

Opening: €2,000 - €2,400

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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EDWARD STEICHEN (1879–1973) Mrs. Peter F. Chambers, Vogue 1932

Vintage silver print, contact print, chlor-bromed 25,2 x 20,2 cm Photographer's copyright stamp and Vogue archive stamp with handwritten title, date and credit in pencil on the reverse

Lot #: 11

Opening: €7,000 - €8,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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LOTTE JACOBI (1896-1990) Fashion study, Berlin c. 1928

Vintage silver print 21,6 x 16 cm Photographer's studio stamp on the reverse

Lot #: 12

Opening: €1,000 - €1,200

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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LOTTE JACOBI (1896–1990) Claire Bauroff, Berlin c. 1928

Gelatin silver print, printed in the 1980s 23,5 x 17,2 cm Signed by the photographer in pencil in the image lower right LITERATURE Kelly Wise (ed.), Lotte Jacobi, 1978, p. 153

Lot #: 13

Opening: €2,800 - €3,400

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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ARTHUR BENDA (1885–1969) Nude study, Vienna 1930s

Vintage silver print 17 x 18,8 cm Photographer's stamp in the negative lower right, copyright and studio stamp on the reverse

Lot #: 14

Opening: €1,000 - €1,200

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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FRANTISEK DRTIKOL (1883–1961) Composition No. 14, c. 1925

Vintage silver print, Bromografia on toned paper (printed in the 1920s) 28,4 x 22,4 cm Stamped “14. Drtikol-Prague Bromografia” in the image lower right in the negative

Lot #: 15

Opening: €4,000 - €5,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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TRUDE FLEISCHMANN (1895–1990) The dancer Claire Bauroff, Vienna 1925

Vintage silver print 10,4 x 7,8 cm Photographer's studio blindstamp in the margin lower left LITERATURE Anton Holzer / Frauke Kreutler (eds.), Trude Fleischmann, Der selbstbewusste Blick, Vienna 2011, p. 104 ff. (same series). One of Fleischmann’s best known models was Claire Bauroff, a Burlesque

Lot #: 16

Opening: €2,500 - €3,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM (1883–1976) ‘By the river’, 1912

Gelatin silver print, printed in the 1970s, mounted on original cardboard 31 x 22,2 cm Signed and dated by the photographer in pencil on the mount, photographer's label with handwritten title and stamp on the reverse

Lot #: 17

Opening: €5,000 - €6,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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ANNE BRIGMAN (1869–1950) ‘Stardust’, c. 1910

Vintage silver print, double-mounted on original cardboard 24,5 x 19,7 cm Signed and annotated “For a ‘Stardust’ child” by the photographer in ink in the image lower left, signed by the photographer in pencil on the mount and titled on the reverse

Lot #: 18

Opening: €6,000 - €7,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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JACQUES-HENRI LARTIGUE (1894–1986) ‘Zissou takes off his «ZYX 24»’, Rouzat...

Gelatin silver print, printed in the 1980s 21 x 29 cm Signed by the photographer in ink in the margin, his blindstamp in the margin LITERATURE Vicki Goldberg (ed.), Jacques-Henri Lartigue. Photographer, New York 1998, cover

Lot #: 19

Opening: €3,000 - €3,500

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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JACQUES-HENRI LARTIGUE (1894–1986) Deauville, Daisy Speranza, 1916

Gelatin silver print, printed in 1978 14,8 x 19 cm Photographer's sun blindstamp in the image lower left, numbered in pencil in the margin lower right (191), from the English Language Portfolio

Lot #: 20

Opening: €2,000 - €2,400

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (1894–1985) ‘The Circus‘, Budapest 1920

Gelatin silver print, printed in 1980 24,8 x 19,8 cm Signed by the photographer in pencil on the reverse, from “A Hungarian Memory Portfolio”, published by Hyperion Press in 1980, unnumbered edition of 75

Lot #: 21

Opening: €4,000 - €5,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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AUGUST SANDER (1876–1964) ‘Der Notar‘ (The Notary), Cologne 1924

Gelatin silver print, printed in the 1960s by Gunther Sander 22,2 x 15,5 cm Stamped with the "August Sander Lichtbildner/Köln-Lindenthal" address on the reverse LITERATURE Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur Köln (ed.), August Sander. Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts, Munich 2002, p. 411

Lot #: 22

Opening: €4,000 - €5,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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AUGUST SANDER (1876–1964) ‘Der Kunsthändler’ (Art Dealer), Cologne 1927

Gelatin silver print, printed in 1990 by Gerd Sander, large format print 58,8 x 43,9 cm (32.1 x 17.3 in) With the “Aug. Sander Köln Lindenthal” blindstamp lower left, signed, dated and numbered by Gerd Sander in pencil on the reverse, edition no. 1/12 PROVENANCE Private Collection, acquired directly

Lot #: 23

Opening: €9,000 - €10,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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BRASSAÏ (1899–1984) ‘Pistil d'une Tulipe‘, 1933

Vintage silver print, mounted on the original cardboard 23,2 x 17,4 cm Signed and dated by the photographer in pencil on the mount

Lot #: 24

Opening: €5,000 - €6,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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VICTOR KEPPLER (1904-1987) Raleigh cigarettes, 1928

Gelatin silver print, printed in the 1970s 40,2 x 32,8 cm Signed by the photographer in ink in the margin

Lot #: 25

Opening: €2,000 - €2,400

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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VICTOR KEPPLER (1904-1987) Eyeglasses, 1927

Gelatin silver print, printed in the 1980s 24 x 18,5 cm Signed and dated by the photographer in ink on the reverse

Lot #: 26

Opening: €1,000 - €1,200

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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JOSEF SUDEK (1896–1976) Still life (from 'Labyrinths'), Prague 1965

Vintage silver print 29,2 x 22,8 cm Signed by the photographer in pencil in the black margin, annotated and dated by him in pencil on the reverse During and after World War Two, Josef Sudek created haunting nightscapes and panoramas of Prague and, most important, his famous The Window of my Studio

Lot #: 27

Opening: €5,000 - €6,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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LADISLAV EMIL BERKA (1907-1993) ‘Skenice’ (Glasses), 1931

Vintage silver print 23 x 17,9 cm Photographer's name stamp and his handwritten credit in pencil on the reverse

Lot #: 28

Opening: €2,500 - €3,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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RALPH STEINER (1899-1986) Typewriter Keys, 1921-22

Gelatin silver print, contact print, printed in the 1980s 20,4 x 15,3 cm Signed and dated "1921-1922" by the photographer in pencil on the reverse

Lot #: 29

Opening: €4,000 - €5,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018

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ALEXANDER RODCHENKO (1891–1956) Cars on train, Moscow 1932

Vintage silver print, contact print 10,3 x 7 cm Borodulin collection stamp and several handwritten notations, most likely by the photographer, in pencil and ink (Cyrillic) on the reverse

Lot #: 30

Opening: €10,000 - €12,000

Date: 23 Nov 2018