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

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 113, Views: 210

Henri Cartier-Bresson Follow Mexico City, Mexico 1934 Gelatin silver print, probably printed in the 1960s or early 1970s. 6 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (16.5 x 24.4 cm) Signed, titled 'Mexico', dated '1933', annotated 'Natcho Aguirre a tenu la lampe peu de temps et est passé à l'action' in pencil and credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.
Provenance Acquired directly from the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson Paris Literature Centre Pompidou, Henri Cartier-Bresson L’exposition , p. 21 Chéroux, Henri Cartier-Bresson Here and Now , pl. 66 Chéroux, Aperture Masters of Photography: Henri Cartier-Bresson , p. 43 Fuentes, Henri Cartier-Bresson Mexican Notebooks 1934-1964 , p. 77 Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson The Modern Century , p. 100 Steidl, Henri Cartier-Bresson Scrapbook , pl. 23 Thames & Hudson, Henri Cartier-Bresson The Image and The World , pl. 123 Thames & Hudson, Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographer , pl. 25 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