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08.05.2013 - 24.05.2013

The photo lots can be viewed from May 8-24th, daily, 2-6pm and by appointment.
Tel: +43 1 522 66 36-66

Over 200 photographs will go under the hammer at the eighth WestLicht Photography Auction on the 24th of May. The selection includes two rare large format prints from August Sander's famous work 'People of the 20th Century' and an extraordinarily early daguerreotype from around 1841, which must be attributed to one of the pioneers of Austrian photography.
Once again Austrian photography is represented with some outstanding works, ranging from Trude Fleischmann and Rudolf Koppitz to Ernst Haas, Erich Lessing and Inge Morath.
International glamour and fashion photography also feature prominently - including both early classic photographs by Edward Steichen and Horst P. Horst, as well as exciting fashion shots by Lillian Bassman, Jeanloup Sieff, Helmut Newton and David LaChapelle.
A highlight of the auction is a portrait of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, taken in 1949 by the doyen of fashion photography, Irving Penn.
Our independent team of experts ensure the accurate valuation and description of individual photographs.

You can order the auction catalogue here.

Further information about the Photo and Camera Auction can be found on the auction website:

CAMERA AUCTION > 25.05.2013, 11 h

PHOTO AUCTION > 24.05.2013, 18 h


Irving Penn (1917–2009)
Woman in Chicken Hat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), New York 1949

Gelatin silver print, Vintage

Starting price € 25,000 / Estimate € 50,000 - 60,000

Jeanloup Sieff (1933–2000)
‘Harper's Bazaar’, Palm Beach 1964

Gelatin silver print, printed later

Starting price € 2,000 / Estimate € 4,000 - 5,000

Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898–1995)
‘V. J. Day Kiss’, Times Square, New York 1945

Gelatin silver print, printed 1988

Starting price € 9,000 / Estimate € 16,000 - 18,000

August Sander (1876–1964)
Middle-class children, 1925

Gelatin silver print, printed 1990 by Gerd Sander

Starting price € 6,000 / Estimate € 12,000 - 15,000