Having mentioned Swann Auction Galleries Photo/Literature May auction that is occuring in a couple of days, I also need to post a reminder that Christie’s is having their Photo Book auction in London on May 19, 2009.
There are 192 lots, and a wide range of books as well as book estimates. From a quick review, there appears to be a stronger presence of European photographers than Swann’s, and perhaps not as many Japanese photographers.
It is interesting to cruise through Christie’s PhotoBook auction web site and read the comments for each book, especially if book is by a photographer who’s name is one you are not familiar with.
By Douglas Stockdale