- Alexander Rodchenko (1891–1956), Lilya Brik, USSR 1924
Estimate: € 14.000-16.000
- Yevgeni Khaldei (1917–1997), ‘Raising the Soviet flag over Reichstag’, Berlin May 1945
Estimate: € 2.500 - 3.000
- Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004), ‘Derrière la Gare Saint-Lazare’, Paris 1932
Estimate: € 25.000-30.000
- Valie Export (*1940), ‘Aktionshose: Genitalpanik‘ (Action Pants: Genital Panic), 1969
Estimate: € 28.000 - 32.000
- Oskar Barnack (1879–1936), Mobilisation World War I, 1914
3 Vintage silver prints, photos taken with Ur-Leica
Estimate: € 2.000 - 2.4000
On June 12 at 6pm, the largest WestLicht Photo Auction to date will take place in Vienna, with around 300 photographs falling to the hammer. The emphasis this times lies on Russian avant garde work, with over 150 representative pieces at the auction. One of the highlights includes vintage prints by Alexander Rodtschenko, Jewgeni Chaldei, Max Alpert, and Warwara Stepanowa, among others, that are being offered for the first time.
Of course, numerous classics from Western Europe and the USA will also be presented for auction. There is hardly a better example of the decisive moment mentioned so often by Henri Cartier-Bresson, as his "Derrière la Gare Saint-Lazare" photo taken in 1932. Cartier-Bresson's Magnum colleagues such as Robert Capa, Marc Riboud and René Burri, are also represented with prominent pieces.
The preview exhibition is open daily up until June 12 from 2 to 6pm, and by phone reservation. Entry is free.
Further information at: WestLicht Auktionen