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Auction: Photographs
was auctioned on: 1 November 2018
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Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
ca. US$7,806 - US$10,408
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 87, Views: 59

Henri Cartier-Bresson Follow Sunday on the banks of the Seine 1938 Gelatin silver print, printed later. 29.6 x 44.5 cm (11 5/8 x 17 1/2 in.) Signed in ink and copyright credit blindstamp in the margin.
Condition Report Sign up or Log in Literature B. Newhall & L. Kirstein, The Photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson , New York: MoMA, 1947, p. 36 H. Cartier-Bresson, The Europeans , New York: Simon & Schuster, pl. 3 J. Clair, Henri Cartier-Bresson: Europeans , London: Thames & Hudson, 1998, p. 37 J.P. Montier, Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art , Boston: Little Brown, 1999, pl. 111 Henri Cartier-Bresson: Scrapbook, Photographs 1932-1946 , London: Thames & Hudson, 2006, pl. 201 P. Galassi et al., Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image and the World , London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, pl. 69 P. Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century , New York: MoMA, 2010, back cover, p. 150 C. Chéroux, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Here and Now , London: Thames & Hudson, 2014, pl. 128 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: 1 Nov 2018
Address: Phillips
London