The auction is organised into three distinct sections: Editorial Fashion Photography, Celebrities & Style Icons, and Nudes, with pre-sale estimates ranging from $1,500 - 60,000. This dynamic collection, spanning classic through contemporary, includes work by many of today's leading photographers, including Miles Aldridge, Bob Colacello, Patrick Demarchelier, Horst P. Horst, William Klein, Roxanne Lowit, Marilyn Minter, David LaChapelle, and Annie Leibovitz.
Vintage photographs will be well-represented, including three stunning Irving Penn gelatin silver prints. Mention must be made of Penn's iconic photograph, 'Women at Wartime (Dorian and Evelyn Tripp)', 1950, which captures the empowered, liberated attitude of two of his favourite models. Important works by Lotte Jacobi, Elliott Erwitt, Frank Horvat, George Hoyningen-Huene, George Hurrell, Willy Ronis, and Edward Weston are also included.
'The Art of Fashion Photography' offers an exciting selection of contemporary fashion images from the 1960's to the present, and includes works by a combination of famous and emerging artists who are currently making waves on the international contemporary art scene. An exciting highlight is the large, unabashedly seductive, colour photograph, 'Deluge', (2011), by Marilyn Minter.
A public preview of the auction will be held from Dec 13 – 15.
The catalogue is available online at Bonhams.