Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bonhams New York - May 19 Auction of Photographs




Norman Parkinson, A Group of Fashion Scenes, 1948-50's -- Lot 73


Bruce Weber, Butterfly Beach Parking Lot, Santa Barbara, California, 1982 -- Lot 144




Philippe Halsman, Marilyn with Barbells, 1952 -- Lot 130


Brett Weston, Bay with Fishing Wires, from Fifteen Photographs of Japan, 1970 -- Lot 115


Robert Doisneau, Le Pigeon Indiscret, 1964 -- Lot 83


George Hoyningen-Huene, Divers, Horst and Model, Swimwear by A.J. Izod, 1930 -- Lot 68


Elliott Erwitt, Venice, Italy, 1949 -- Lot 80


Helmut Newton, The Year of Tibet Portfolio I & II, 1990 -- Lot 161


George Tice, Petit's Mobil Gas Station, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1974 -- Lot 103



Some beautiful photographs are up at auction today at Bonhams.

The images above are my favorite photographs in the auction. Of course, none are affordable for the average person, but I still love to look.

47 comments:

Posh Adornment said...

Hmmm, photos are gorgeous and a couple very disturbing. Is she dead in the alligators mouth. Wonder if the shiny bulbous thing on the guy's head with the braids is part of his head, his brain bulging out or, or, or....??? I a not the average person and still can't afford these. LOL :-)

Kellie said...

Is that a real octopus on that head? Ew!!!

The pictures are great though!

Tikimama said...

Yeah, that Herb Ritts photo creeps me out every time I see it.

I'll take the Phillipe Halsman lot!

Pyzahn said...

Well, you and I are not average so let's get one, or two. First we rob a bank....

I cannot pick a favorite. Maybe the ME Mark, but the light in the Parkinson is fab. And I love the kids in Venice (my Italian affliction, of course).

Gary Heller said...

Some interesting works. I like Robert Doisneau, Le Pigeon Indiscret very much.

Cheryl said...

All gorgeous, stunning, and some really disturbing. I'll be haunted by the octopus and crocodile ones from now on...

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

I don't know what it says about guys that they all line up like cattle at the urinal, but it says something ;)

Diana said...

haha, i love the alligator one, and that photo of marilyn pumping iron is sexy!

Hanako66 said...

wow, these are totally amazing!!!!

LipstickOne said...

these pics are wonderful and ummm..thought-provoking....

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Kimmi said...

Ewwww... the alligator totally grosses me out!

sealaura said...

wow, very thought provoking. i love the elephant one, the marilyn and the one with the kids. photography is so addicting...

clorivak said...

These are absolutely gorgeriffic!

I too, adore Marilyn getting ripped, she looks adorable!

I wonder if that elephant strangled that man, that would frightning...eeek.

awww...those orphan (?) kids are sooo cute, I'd adopt them all!!

thanks for sharing!!!

K.Line said...

Ooooh, the alligator one is amazing. And the one of Marilyn is just beautiful. She earned that icon status - even if she is overplayed.

Eda said...

They are all beautiful, but the one with the elephant is my favorite!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I would like to get anything by the late Herb Ritts...He passed away too young...

Awesome Sara said...

i love the gator eating th lady!!! i love it!!!

erin@designcrisis said...

I feel like I should be more blown away by their selections, but the Helmut Newton image is pretty great.

TERI REES WANG said...

Herb Ritts, Djimon with Octopus, Hollywood, 1989 -- Lot 159

..is forever imprinted on my brain.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Are all those little boys peeing? Do I sound like a pedophile?

I love the Marilyn one of course.

erin@designcrisis said...

Lady, YOU never underwhelm me! I am just bummed the auction has some heavy hitters, but not the best selections from them.

But, I am a jaded bitch, you know?

sherri said...

I really like the Divers (Izod Models) one. And the Italian urchins one.

down and out chic said...

umm, wow. first of all is that alligator/crocodile (i can never tell the difference chomping on someone? the picture of the children is really intense.

Chessa! said...

I love these! esp the one by Erwitt...I love his work.

Diane said...

these are terrific. how come we're not rich? :(

La Couturier said...

I love these images! The last is my favorite!

Bisous,
La C.

LiLu said...

The ways in which I love that elephant photo are ENDLESS.

TheBeautyFile said...

I have a thing for the divers. SO perfect. Love. Thanks for sharing!

fhen said...

black and white photographs always have their own interesting point!
they make me focus more on the subject matter.
i like the marylin and barbells
and that alligator and octopus are creepy..
do you like to take photographs as well?


have a great week ahead

Bon Don said...

love them all

fhen said...

and thankyou so much for the birthday gereting :)

Pen Pen said...

OMG!! The croc with the body in the mouth is my recurring nightmare!!! I've had it since I was like 8--I'm in a traveling circus with my family(old school-the wooden, rolling caravans) and we're on this raised area of land that is surrounded by swamp. I'm in the back and I slip down one of the sides into the water and get eaten by gators. Not good--very bad.
BUT--That Marilyn pic is bitchin!!! AND Djimon is one of my favorite people to hear speak AND look at!! :)

Desert Rat said...

Love the photos. I especially like the Erwitt.

Penny said...

Everything always seems to look more interesting/better looking in black and white.

one little simitopian said...

Holy crap! The crocodile......?....And the octopus...it kinda looks like it's been surgically attatched to that guy somehow.... interesting!
I like all of them!

Pop Champagne said...

! Is that a real octopus on his head? Ew! His scalp must smell fishy after! lol

Julia said...

EEEk! So intense! These are great in the black and white!

me melodia said...

squid hat!!!!!

thereddeer said...

Love that Marilyn photo!

Big Red said...

Divers - in my top five fave photographs of all time!

carina said...

OMG - theres a person in a crocodile! Get out, get out!

h said...

love the pic of the boys in the car, yummie.)

NIKI said...

nice shots!
Btw, i might get a new sex toy just so i can recycle it later! :D

The Cottage Cheese said...

These photographs are stunning. I could stare at them for hours.

P.S. If I ever get to live in a fabulous mod house in in the forest like the one I posted, you will be my first house guest. We will party like rock stars!

Denise said...

the look on the crocodile's face really made me laugh. looks like he's saying "glaahh"

drawing tablets said...

They're all great, but Kayak in particular. Just made me relax, and I so needed that.

vacation rentals miami said...

These photos are so beautiful! I love the one from Helmut Newton the most, it's unbelievable.