The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography founded in 1976, will celebrate its 44nd anniversary with a spectacular Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7 p.m. at The University of the Arts, Caplan Studio Theater, 16th floor of Terra Hall, 211 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The auction will offer the most significant array of photographs from the 19th century to the present that The Photo Review has ever presented.
Once again The Photo Review will offer its END THIS AUCTION feature. Bid the high estimate on any unsold lot by 6 p.m. EST on October 26, 2018, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing 215/891-9358, or calling 215/891-0214, and your bid will be considered the winning bid and the work will be withdrawn from the auction.
The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Édouard Baldus, George Barnard, Jesse Tarbox Beals, Werner Bischof, Éduoard Boubat, Marcel Bovis, Mathew Brady, Brassaï, Harry Callahan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Asahel Curtis, Edward S. Curtis, Dr. Harold Edgerton, Godfrey Frankel, John Beasley Greene, Philippe Halsman, Dave Heath, Fritz Henle, Lewis Hine, George Hurrell, Arthur Kales, AndrÉ KertÉsz, Willy Kessels, Leonard Misonne, William Mortensen, Carlo Naya, Charles Nègre, Dorothy Norman, William Odiorne, Ruth Orkin, Marion Post Wolcott, Achille Quinet, William Rittase, Arthur Rothstein, A. J. Russell, Ben Shahn, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Josef Sudek, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Eva Watson-Schütze, and Cole Weston.
Werner Bischof: Famine in India (Province of Bihar) 1951, silver print, ed. 5/100, letterpress title and numbered recto, copyright limitation stamped on mount verso. Image size: 15.5x11.5, sheet size: mounted 20x16 ($500-$1,000) Sold in part to benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
© Werner Bischof: Famine in India (Province of Bihar) 1951
Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Mario Algaze, Mariette Pathy Allen, Renate Aller, Roger Ballen, Tom Baril, Dan Burkholder, Keith Carter, Carl Corey, Mitch Dobrowner, Jay Dusard, Jill Enfield, Larry Fink, Lois Greenfield, Pamela Ellis Hawkes, Robert Hirsch, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Henry Horenstein, Max Kellenberger, Michael Kenna, Kay Kenny, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, David Lebe, George Krause, Alex MacLean, Duane Michals, Jeffrey Milstein, Bill Owens, Mark Perrott, Ernestine Ruben, Jerry Spagnoli, Harvey Stein, Krista Steinke, Catherine Steinmann, Maggie Taylor, Charles H. Traub, Richard Tuschman, Hiroshi Watanabe, Sandra Chen Weinstein, David Wells, and Joel-Peter Witkin.
Featured local luminaries include James B. Abbott, Susan Abrams, Laurence Bach, Andrea Baldeck, Andrew Bale, John Benigno, Rita Bernstein, Howard Brunner, Diane Burko, John Carlano, Jack Carnell, Paul Cava, Paula Chamlee, Jano Cohen, Robert Cornelius, Gerald Cyrus, Sandra C. Davis, Susan Fenton, Harvey Finkle, David Freese, Judy Gelles, Tom Goodman, Marvin Greenbaum, David W. Haas, Judith Harold-Steinhauser, Andrew Hoff, Catherine Jansen, Joel Katz, Christopher Kennedy, Richard Kent, Jenny Lynn, Dan Marcolina, D W Mellor, Andrea Modica, Dave Moser, Eileen Neff, Wendy Paton, Jeannie Pearce, Thomas Porett, Amie Potsic, Stuart Rome, Laurence Salzmann, Keith Sharp, John Singletary, Leif Skoogfors, Krista Steinke, Ron Tarver, Judith Taylor, Amanda Tinker, Sarah Van Keuren, Al Wachlin, Jr., Eric Weeks, Christine Welch, Stephen Guion Williams, and Richard Wright.
Dan Burkholder: Firebreather, Trinidad, Cuba, 2017/2018, archival print, ed. 3/9, signed and numbered recto, image size: 12x16, sheet size: 17x22 ($700-$1,400)
© Dan Burkholder: Firebreather, Trinidad, Cuba, 2017/2018
In addition, a broad range of 19th-century and vernacular photographs is up for bid.
Also in the auction is a group of pictures from pioneering collector Harvey S. Shipley Miller, sold to support the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Photo Review. The Museum accessioned a significant portion of Mr. Miller’s collection and The Photo Review is now offering others for the mutual benefit of the two organizations. The Museum will use its proceeds from the sale for further acquisitions. Among these photographs are superb prints by the noted pictorialist Eva Watson-Schütze (who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Thomas Eakins and later became one of the founding members of The Photo Secession), cased images from the 19th century, and many others.
According to Photo Review editor Stephen Perloff, prices will range from $50 to $8,000.
A silent auction, concurrent with the live auction, will feature photography equipment and supplies, inkjet paper, museum memberships, theater tickets, books, etc.
Lodima Archival Materials has provided matting for Photo Review auction items.
The Photo Review will present Anthony Bannon, formerly director of the George Eastman Museum with The 2018 Photo Review Award for Services to the Field of Photography, at a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. on October 27, immediately preceding the auction.
A preview will be held at the University of the Arts on Friday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., just prior to the auction. Proceeds from the auction, a popular event since 1981, fund such activities as an annual juried competition for emerging photographers. Admission is free with purchase of the fully illustrated catalog, available through The Photo Review, 215-891-0214. Buyers may preview the live and silent auction online, and place bids at www.photoreview.org
Charles Nègre: General View, Vincennes Imperial Asylum 1859, albumen print from wet plate negative on original mount. Image size: 6.625˝ circular, sheet size: 9.9x8.25 ($3,000-$5,000) Provenance: Galerie Texbraun
© Charles Nègre: General View, Vincennes Imperial Asylum 1859
Richard Tuschman: Woman in the Sun II, 2012, archival pigment print, ed. 1/9, signed, titled, dated, and numbered with photographer's stamp verso. Image size: 14.5x22, sheet size: 18x24 ($1,500-$2,000)
© Richard Tuschman: Woman in the Sun II, 2012