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Auction: Photographs
was auctioned on: 14 October 2020
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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 246, Views: 228

246Henri Cartier-BressonBehind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris1932 Gelatin silver print, printed later. 17 5/8 x 11 3/4 in. (44.8 x 29.8 cm) Signed in ink and copyright credit blindstamp in the margin. Estimate $12,000 - 18,000 Place Advance BidContact Specialist Sarah Krueger Head of Department, Photographs Vanessa Hallett Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas
Condition ReportSign uporLog inProvenanceAndrew Smith Gallery, Santa FeLiteratureCartier-Bresson, The Decisive Moment, pl. 26 Cartier-Bresson, The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson pl. 17 Chéroux, Henri Cartier-Bresson Here and Now, pl. 63 Clair, Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans, p. 23 Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson The Modern Century, p. 81 Montier, Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art, pl. 89 Thames & Hudson, Henri Cartier-Bresson The Image and The World, pl. 45Artist BioHenri Cartier-BressonFrench • 1908 - 2004Follow 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: 14 Oct 2020
Address: Phillips
New York