London50 Masterworks to Celebrate 50 Years of Sotheby’s Photographs
This year, Sotheby’s celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the first Photographs Auction, which took place in Sotheby’s London in 1971. Marking this occasion, London and New York have joined forces to showcase and offer 50 masterpieces from the most iconic and influential photographers.
Sotheby’s London is proud to invite our collectors on a journey through the history of Photography. This exploration will be portrayed in 25 works – starting with a work pertaining to the early days of the medium through Gustave Le Gray’s practice, before exploring 20th century modernist works by Frantisek Drtikol and Erwin Blumenfeld, as well as fashion photography through the lens of Richard Avedon, Peter Lindbergh and Guy Bourdin, concluding with contemporary works by Chris Levine, Martin Parr and Nobuyoshi Araki.
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Guy Bourdin ‘Mousehole’, Charles Jourdan, Autumn 1979
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