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

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Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000
Price realised:  US$8,125
Lot number 109, Views: 113

Henri Cartier-Bresson Follow Madrid, Spain 1933 Gelatin silver print, printed later. 9 1/2 x 14 in. (24.1 x 35.6 cm) Signed in ink in the margin.
Literature Cartier-Bresson, The Decisive Moment , pl. 14 Cartier-Bresson, The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson , pl. 20 Bibliothèque nationale de France, De qui s'agit-il? , p. 97 Centre Pompidou, Henri Cartier-Bresson: L’exposition , p. 14 Chéroux, Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now , pl. 53 Clair, Henri Cartier-Bresson: Europeans , p. 75 Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Early Work , p. 111 Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century , p. 94 Montier, Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art , pl. 50 B. Newhall and Kirstein, The Photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson , p. 31 Steidl, Henri Cartier-Bresson Scrapbook , pl. 52 Thames & Hudson, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Image and The World , pl. 107 Thames & Hudson, Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer , pl. 27 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