at Bonhams New York

New York- Bonhams announces its Photographs sale on April 5, which includes a comprehensive selection of over 200 photographs with highlights from the Archives of Galerie Gérard Levy and An Important Miami Collection.

Bonhams is honored to present The Archives of Galerie Gérard Levy, Paris, a rare selection of 12 photographs from such an extremely distinguished source. Levy was known as 'the man with the carnation' (an elegant daily addition to his buttonhole), and the gallery showcased his twin collecting passions—Asian Art and nineteenth century, Dada and Surrealist photography. Levy had a sharp eye and eclectic taste for anything rare, important and also often quirky and, until his death in 2016, counted among his clients many international museums and private collectors. Levy was also a generous benefactor—at home and abroad and photographs from his collection were always on high demand for important exhibitions worldwide. Highlights from the archive include Charles Deburau, Mime, in Pierrot Costume, 1854-1855 by Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon), and Nadar "Jeune" (Adrien Tournachon), (estimate: $60,000-80,000); Nusch Eluard and Mask, 1935 by Man Ray (estimate: $8,000-12,000); and Villa à Vendre, 1936 by Dora Maar ($60,000-80,000).

Another portion of the sale is devoted to An Important Miami collection, a group of over 30 photographs by mainly American masters with estimates ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Highlights include Untitled (Table and jukebox) from "Troubled Waters", 1980 by William Eggleston (estimate: $10,000-15,000); Roadside Stand near Birmingham, Alabama, 1936 by Walker Evans (estimate: $7,000-9,000); and Providence, Rhode Island by Francesca Woodman (estimate: $10,000-15,000).


For further information and images call Sung-Hee Kim on +1 917 206 1692, or email [email protected]


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