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Auction: Photographs
was auctioned on: 9 April 2018
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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000
Price realised:  US$11,250
Lot number 63, Views: 137

Photographs from the Collection of Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Washington, D.C. Henri Cartier-Bresson Follow Henri Matisse, Vence, France 1944 Gelatin silver print, printed later. 9 1/2 x 14 3/8 in. (24.1 x 36.5 cm) Signed in ink and copyright credit blindstamp in the margin.
Provenance Jean Efron Art Consultants, Washington, D.C. Literature Cartier-Bresson, The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson , pl. 121 Chéroux, Discoveries: Henri Cartier-Bresson , p. 96 Centre Pompidou, Henri Cartier-Bresson: L’exposition , p. 40 Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century , p. 226 Montier, Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art , pl. 277 B. Newhall and Kirstein, The Photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson , p. 50 Artist Bio Henri Cartier-Bresson French • 1908 - 2004 Follow Candidly capturing fleeting moments of beauty among the seemingly ordinary happenings of daily life, Henri Cartier-Bresson's work is intuitive and observational. Initially influenced by the Surrealists' "aimless walks of discovery," he began shooting on his Leica while traveling through Europe in 1932, revealing the hidden drama and idiosyncrasy in the everyday and mundane. The hand-held Leica allowed him ease of movement while attracting minimal notice as he wandered in foreign lands, taking images that matched his bohemian spontaneity with his painterly sense of composition. Cartier-Bresson did not plan or arrange his photographs. His practice was to release the shutter at the moment his instincts told him the scene before him was in perfect balance. This he later famously titled "the decisive moment" — a concept that would influence photographers throughout the twentieth century. View More Works

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: Photographs
Date of the auction: 9 Apr 2018
Address: Phillips
New York