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Auction: Photographs
was auctioned on: 4 October 2018
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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000
Price realised:  US$21,250
Lot number 106, Views: 233

Henri Cartier-Bresson Follow Rue Mouffetard, Paris 1952 Gelatin silver print, printed later. 14 x 9 1/2 in. (35.6 x 24.1 cm) Signed in ink and copyright credit blindstamp in the margin.
Provenance Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica Literature Cartier-Bresson, The Europeans , pl. 114 Cartier-Bresson, Paris à vue d'oeil , pl. 16 Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson The Modern Century , p. 55 Montier, Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art , pl. 150 Taschen, 20th Century Photography: Museum Ludwig Cologne , p. 95 Thames & Hudson, Henri Cartier-Bresson The Image and The World , pl. 65 Thames & Hudson, Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographer , pl. 140 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: 4 Oct 2018
Address: Phillips
New York