Benefit Auction for the George Eastman House Museum of International of Photography and Film

The auction consists of 194 photographs, 18 books, and 8 cameras. Many of the lots in this auction have starting bids of only $100. There is a live auction on October 4th at Sotheby’s in New York City. All items in the iGavel Auctions sale may be previewed at Sotheby’s at 72nd Street and York Ave in New York City

Highlights of the auction include a photograph by Douglas Kirkland of Audrey Hepburn taken in Paris in 1965. This photograph has an estimate of $1,600. There is an archival pigment print done by Joel Meyerowitz titled New York City, 1978. This photograph was donated by the artist and has an estimate of $2,500.

The 18 books included in this auction are often first editions and signed by the artist. Included are A Dialogue With Solitude, photographs by David Heath estimated at $500 and Photographs of Tweedale Scenery, 1864, by J. McGhie estimated at $950 with a starting bid of only $100. The last auction organized by Eastman House was in 1977. The challenge of the recession has required the museum to employ new fiscal ventures, such as this auction. Types of photographs include daguerreotypes, salted paper prints, heliogravures, photogravures, carbon, platinum, gelatin silver, dye transfer, and archival pigment prints.

Proceeds from the benefit auction will help the Eastman House Museum ensure continued growth of resources that foster research and study into one of the world’s most historically significant collections. Also benefiting will be the National Historic Landmark house and gardens.

George Eastman House Museum
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

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