Photographs from the Ginny Williams Collection

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Photographs from the Ginny Williams Collection

New York

Photographs from the Ginny Williams Collection
Auction: Tue 14 Jul 2020
Exhibition: to Tue 14 Jul 2020
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Sotheby’s is honored to present Photographs from the Ginny Williams Collection on 14 July, an auction of approximately 100 photographs celebrating Williams’s passion for the medium as well as her dedication to the work of female creators.

14 July 2020 | New York | full auction details

A dynamic force in the photographs market for more than three decades, by the time of her passing, Ginny had collected more than 1,000 photographs. In addition to photographs by Dorothea Lange, Berenice Abbott, Laura Gilpin, Diane Arbus, Margaret Bourke-White, and Ruth Bernhard, whose work Williams exhibited and passionately championed at her first gallery exhibition in Denver, the auction features Tina Modotti’s Interior of Church Tower at Tepotzotlán, Mexico, Edward Weston’s Dunes, Oceano, and Herbert Bayer’s In Search of Times Past. Contemporary highlights include unique works by Lucas Samaras, Gerhard Richter, and Adam Fuss, as well as typologies by Bernd and Hilla Becher.  

The photographs in the Ginny Williams Collection display a breadth of vision and connoisseurship that is nothing short of remarkable. Sotheby’s sales of The Ginny Williams Collection will continue throughout 2020. 

For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+1 212 606 7000

For all enquiries please contact:

Emily Bierman

Vice President

Head of Department, Photographs

+1 212 894 1149


Aimee Pflieger

Assistant Vice President

Specialist, Head of Sale


+1 212 894 1149


Hermione Sharp

Associate Specialist


+1 212 894 1149


Kelly Sidley

Associate Specialist & Senior Researcher


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Lucie Kessler

Senior Administrator


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