Portrait of the Artist: The Burt Britton Collection

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Datum der Auktion: 24.09.2009

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Berenice ABBOTT (American, 1898 - 1991) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
ink on paper 9 7/8 x 7 inches (250 x 175 mm) signed Britton, p. 246 "After meeting me at work one evening, Berenice and I went for a drink before meeting others for dinner. Asking where she wanted to go, she replied 'A low place'. Just down the street from the Strand was a saloon even

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Richard AVEDON (American, 1923 - 2004) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
collage on card 9 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches (247 x 187 mm) signed Britton, p. 246 One of the greatest American photographers, Avedon was chief photographer for Harper's Bazaar at 23 and was a lead photographer for Vogue for many years. His books include Observations, a 1959 collaboration

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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BRASSAÏ (French, 1899 - 1984) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
pen on paper 10 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches (275 x 214 mm) signed Britton, p. 271

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Harry CALLAHAN (American, 1912 - 1999) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
chalk-pencil on tissue 7 x 10 inches (177 x 255 mm) Britton, p. 248 Callahan depicts himself here as he could often be found during his career, walking the streets, camera in hand. Calahan issued very few photographs a year during his career and left behind no records or scrapbooks

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Lotte JACOBI (German, 1896 - 1990) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
ink on "Books & Co." paper bag, 1979 11 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches (287 x 180 mm) Signed lower right Lotte Jacobi was a German portrait photographer who shot many literary luminaries of her day, including the dust-jacket photograph of J.D. Salinger for the first edition of The Catcher in the

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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André KERTÉSZ (Hungarian, 1894 - 1985) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
ink on lined paper, 1975 9 x 6 inches (227 x 150 mm) signed Britton, p. 246 "I am the camera" - Kertész inscribes his self-portrait. Arriving in Paris in 1925, Kertész was the first photographer to have a one-man exhibition of his Dada influenced pictures at Sacre du Printemps Gallery

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 1.800 £ - 2.200 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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J. H. LARTIGUE (French, 1894 - 1986) - Two self-portraits.

Two self-portraits.
pen on paper, 1976 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches (266 x 210 mm) signed Britton, p. 247 pen on paper 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches (266 x 210 mm) signed An important French photographer whose autobiographical work was published in his Diary of a Century , Lartigue also worked on the sets of

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Arnold NEWMAN (American, 1918 - 2006) - Self-portrait

Self-portrait
ink on one large sheet, 1976 23 x 11 1/2 inches (585 x 290 mm) signed Britton, p. 242 As a photographer known for his "enviromental portraits", Newman shot artists in their studios such as Pablo Picasso and Igor Stravinsky

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 800 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Gordon PARKS (American, 1912 - 2006) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
ink on paper, 1974 9 7/8 x 6 1/4 (250 x 160 mm) signed Britton p. 253 Gordon Parks is an important photo-essayist and director who, as a recipient of a fellowship with the Farm Security Administration, took the well known photograph American Gothic, Washington D. C. Parks is also

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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W. Eugene SMITH (American, 1918 - 1978) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
charcoal on paper 13 3/4 x 11 inches (350 x 280 mm) signed The undisputed master of the "photo-essay," Smith was included in Steichen's landmark 1955 exhibition, The Family of Man

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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PHOTOGRAPHERS - Group of eight self-portraits.

Group of eight self-portraits.
Jerry BAUER -- Nancy ELLISON -- Fred McDARRAH -- Thomas VICTOR -- Elsa DORFMAN -- Layle SILBERT -- Bob ADELMAN -- George A. TICE

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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PHOTOGRAPHERS - Group of eleven self-portraits.

Group of eleven self-portraits.
Elliott ERWITT -- Clarence John LAUGHLIN -- Ruth ORKIN -- Rudy BURCKHARDT (2) -- Inge MORATH -- Roman VISHNIAC -- Aaron SISKIND -- James VAN DER ZEE -- Gerard MALANGA -- Eliot PORTER

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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PHOTOGRAPHERS - Group of five self-portraits.

Group of five self-portraits.
Duane MICHAELS -- Ralph GIBSON -- Deborah TURBEVILLE -- Danny LYON -- Bruce DAVIDSON

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Romare BEARDEN (American 1911 – 1988) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
pencil on paper 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 (225 x 303 mm) signed Britton, p. 241 Romare Bearden self-portraits are rare. The only other known self-portrait is his collage Profile Part II, The Thirties: Artist with Painting and Model, 1981 in the National Gallery, Washington. "Romy used to come to

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Elaine De KOONING (American, 1918 - 1989) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
ink on paper, 1974 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches (250 x 170 mm) signed lower left Britton, p. 239 Elaine de Kooning was an Abstract expressionist painter of all media, who spent many years studying alongside her husband, Willem. An experimenter in vibrant color and raw form, De Kooning's

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Cleve (1918 - 2004) and Francine du Plessix GRAY (b. 1930) - Two...

Two self-portraits.
Cleve GRAY ink on "Books & Co." paper bag, 1978 13 1/4 inches 9 1/2 inches (340 x 240 mm) signed Francine du Plessix GRAY ink on lined paper 10 x 7 7/8 inches (250 x 200 mm) signed Francine du Plessix Gray, the Pulitzer Prize nominated writer and literary critic, married the

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Red GROOMS (American, b. 1937) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
pen on paper, 1976 13 3/8 x 10 1/8 (340 x 257 mm) signed Britton, p. 238 Known for his vibrant scenes depicting city life, Grooms' large self-portrait offers festive New Year's Eve wishes

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Chaim GROSS (Austrian-American, 1904 - 1991) - Two self-portraits.

Two self-portraits.
ink on paper, 1976 13 1/4 x 10 inches (340 x 257 mm) signed Britton, p. 240 ink on paper, 1974 9 7/8 x 7 inches (250 x 175 mm) signed bottom right

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Philip GUSTON (American, 1913 - 1980) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
ink on "Books & Co." paper bag 9 3/4 x 13 1/2 (247 x 346 mm) signed Guston was a painter and printmaker in the New York School. Working alongside Abstract expressionists, such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning during the 1960s, Guston helped to lead the transition from Abstract

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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David HOCKNEY (British, b. 1937) - Self-portrait caption titled "A Bag Full...

Self-portrait caption titled "A Bag Full of Books".
ink on paper 13 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches (340 x 260 mm) Signed lower right Britton, p. 237 "Hockney sat at my table which was piled high with books and bags filled with books, doing his 'self-portrait', and when he handed it to me - seeing the bag and

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Paul JENKINS (American, b. 1923) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
ink on heavy-stock paper 30 x 22 1/2 inches (765 x 570 mm), signed, framed Britton, p. 240 Jenkins inscribes the large portrait "The devil goes away from a closed door / the Devil was good looking when he was young / Every Man is Faust

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Ray JOHNSON (American, 1927 - 1995) - Two self-portraits.

Two self-portraits.
ink on envelope with cut-out 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches (95 x 165 mm) signed Britton, p. 243 ink on paper, 1979 (pictured) 8 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches (220 x 215 mm) signed Known for both his "mail-art" and cut-out collages, the first self-portrait in this group combines both of these aspects

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Alex KATZ (American, b. 1927) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
ink on paper 13 3/8 x 10 inches (340 x 255 mm) signed Britton, p. 239 Alex Katz is a painter, sculptor and printmaker whose works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern in London. Known for his simplistic, or self-termed 'reductive' approach

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Ronald MALLORY (American, b. 1939) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
mixed media on paper, 1974 13 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches (340 x 255 mm) signed lower right Britton, p. 245 Ronald Mallory is an artist and sculptor best-known for his kinetic art and holograms. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Robert MOTHERWELL (American, 1915 - 1991) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
pencil and acrylic paint on heavy-stock paper, 1976 5 3/8 x 8 3/4 (135 x 222 mm) signed upper left Britton, p. 237 An important abstract expressionist painter and member of the New York School, Robert Motherwell's self-portrait is indicative of his style and employs the abstracted

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Larry RIVERS (American, 1923 - 2002) - Self-portrait caption titled...

Self-portrait caption titled AUTO-PORTRAIT.
pencil on heavy-stock paper 10 7/8 x 14 inches (276 x 355 mm) signed lower right Britton, p. 236 A fine example of Rivers employing the technique of "Automatic Drawing," a drawing method learned while studying under Hans Hoffman. The rare Rivers

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Jamie WYETH (American, b. 1946) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
ink on "Books & Co." paper bag 9 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches (250 x 345 mm) signed "Jamie + Baby Jane Wyeth" Wyeth often painted and was photographed with his pet pig, Baby Jane, and for his self-portrait Wyeth blurs the boundary between artist and subject

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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ARTISTS - Group of two self-portraits.

Group of two self-portraits.
Joe BRAINARD Trevor WINKFIELD ink on paper, 1974 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches (250 x 175 mm) signed

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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ARTISTS - Group of sixteen self-portraits.

Group of sixteen self-portraits.
KOMAR & MELAMID (2) -- Ida APPLEBROOG -- Elaine Lustig COHEN -- Carlo PITTORE -- Jack BRUSCA -- Joyce KOZLOFF -- Ian HUGO -- Fritz SCHOLDER -- Joan SEMMEL -- John WESLEY -- Sherman DREXLER -- Mathew SPENDER -- Elise ASHER -- John B. DOBBS -- David ITCHKAWITCH

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 24.09.2009

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Jules FEIFFER (American, b. 1929) - Self-portrait.

Self-portrait.
ink on paper, 1976 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches (225 x 150 mm) signed lower left Britton, p. 230 Feiffer is a cartoonist and author who won a 1986 Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartooning in The Village Voice . He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 24.09.2009