1210: collection of NASA prints
1153: Vienna1160: Lucille Ball
DoneNov 23, 2012 5:00 PM UTC

7th WestLicht Photo Auction

Over 200 lots, many of them vintage-prints, will be available at the 7th WestLicht Photography Auction. The top-class selection has been made in cooperation with renowned expert Johannes Faber and will span works from the primary representative of american straight photography, Ansel Adams, whose "Storm over the Great Plains from Cimarron, New Mexico" is one of the top-lots, to Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Elliott Erwitt, Yousuf Karsh, Frank Horvat and Robert Mapplethorpe. A special emphasis will be placed on female photographers: Four strikingly beautiful vintage-prints by the legendary actress, photographer and revolutionary Tina Modotti will be on offer. All photographs were taken during her time in Mexico around 1925. Cindy Sherman, one of the most well-known US artists at the present time, who has spent the past 35 years taking pictures of herself slipping into various roles and identities, will be represented by her piece "Lucille Ball." Another famous photographer in the selection is Diane Arbus (1923 - 1971), who became famous for her brutally honest portraits of eccentrics and people on the margins of society. The image on offer is "Blaze Star Backstage, Baltimore" from 1964. Traditionally numerous classic Austrian photographers will be featured in the auction. Works range from Heinrich Kühn and Hugo Henneberg, to Trude Fleischmann, Moriz Nähr, Rudolf Koppitz and Lothar Rübelt. The absolute highlight of the auction will be a collection of 4.600 NASA photographs, documenting the entire U.S. space program from 1961 to 1974. It is presumably the largest of its kind, owned by a private collector. A group of 300 photographs and transparencies show the Apollo-11 moon mission, including the recently deceased Neil Armstrong. The collection also features 330 pictures of the Russian space program Roscosmos.As the extraordinary collection is of museum quality it will be auctioned in a single lot and published in a separate catalogue.
 
1001: Agricultural exhibition
Sold for €1,500
Nov 23, 2012
1002: Charles Dickens
Lot Passed
Nov 23, 2012
1003: Ambraser Sammlung
Sold for €17,000
Nov 23, 2012
1004: Telephoto, Summit Siniolchun
Sold for €2,800
Nov 23, 2012
1006: Taormina
Sold for €3,000
Nov 23, 2012
1007: Taormina
Sold for €2,000
Nov 23, 2012
1008: Adam and Eve
Sold for €1,200
Nov 23, 2012
1009: The Mauretania
Lot Passed
Nov 23, 2012
1010: Going to the Start
Lot Passed
Nov 23, 2012
1011: Horses
Sold for €1,500
Nov 23, 2012
1012: Miss Richter
Sold for €5,000
Nov 23, 2012
1013: Miss Richter
Lot Passed
Nov 23, 2012
1014: Landschaft mit Schafen
Sold for €26,000
Nov 23, 2012
1018: Michael Thonet and sons
Sold for €1,300
Nov 23, 2012
1020: Klimt with telescope
Sold for €12,000
Nov 23, 2012
1021: Koloman Moser
Sold for €1,500
Nov 23, 2012
1022: Karl Kraus
Sold for €1,800
Nov 23, 2012
1023: Portraits Portfolio
Sold for €4,000
Nov 23, 2012
1024: Claire Bauroff
Sold for €2,200
Nov 23, 2012