International & Australian PHOTOGRAPHY
20th Century Photography
Collectors' List 119 2006

193 Eric Thake (1904-1982)
[The Second Coming], c1960s. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, photographer's name and date in pencil by an unknown hand in margin below, 18.8 x 21.9cm.

$2,200
194 Eric Thake (1904-1982)
Rathdowne Street Kangaroo, 1967. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotated, titled, dated and signed in ink and pencil verso, 19.2 x 24.4cm.
Annotation reads "Accidental Animals" [series] and "spilt paint."

$2,200
195 Eric Thake (1904-1982)
The White Rat, 1967. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotated, titled, signed and dated in pencil verso, 18.9 x 24.3cm.
Annotation reads "Accidental Animals" [series] and "spilt paint, U of M grounds."

$2,200
196 Roman Vishniac (Russian, 1897-1990)
Jewish Peasant, Carpatho-Ukraine [from "The Vanished World"], 1937/1977. Silver gelatin photograph, signed in ink on backing below image, printed text with edition details in ink on label verso, 33.8 x 22.3cm. Laid down original backing.
Label reads "Roman Vishniac. A portfolio of 12 original prints by Roman Vishniac. A limited edition of 50 portfolios, this being print No. 7 of portfolio No. 14. Published May 1977 by Witkin-Berley Ltd. 34 Sherwood Lane, Toslyn Heights, NY 11577. The Vanished World [portfolio title]."

$5,500
197 Weegee (American, 1899-1968)
The Critic, 1943/c1950s. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, two photographer's stamps verso, 26.6 x 31.6cm. Handling creases and minor tears to margins.
Both stamps read "Photo by Weegee the Famous." Illustrated in Miles Barth, Weegee's World, p172. This image was first used in Life magazine, December 6 1943. Hungarian born, Weegee was a pseudonym for Arthur Fellig.

$24,500
198 Weegee (American, 1899-1968)
Laughing Audience, c1945. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, two photographer's stamps verso, 26 x 33.2cm. Crazing to edges, slight handling creases, worn corners, old tape marks to margins.
First stamp reads "Credit Photo by the Famous Weegee", second "Weegee. 451 West 47th Street, New York City, USA. Tel. 265 1955." Hungarian born, Weegee was a pseudonym for Arthur Fellig.

$11,000
199 Weegee (American, 1899-1968)
Victory Celebration, 1945. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, photographer's stamp verso, 26.9 x 33.5cm. Minor handling creases to image, slight wear to corners.
Stamp reads "Weegee. 451 West 47th Street, New York City, USA. Tel 265-1955." Variation illustrated in Weegee's NY Photographs 1935-1960, p273. Hungarian born, Weegee was a pseudonym for Arthur Fellig. Provenance: Louis Stettner collection.

$14,900
200 Brett Weston (American, 1911-1993)
Cardons, Baja, 1969. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed and dated in pencil on backing below image, 24.4 x 19.3cm. Laid down on original backing.

$7,900
201 Brett Weston (American, 1911-1993)
Baja, 1969. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed and dated in pencil on backing below image, 24.6 x 19.3cm. Laid down on original backing.

$6,900
202 Brett Weston (American, 1911-1993)
Tide Pool, Point Lobos, 1975. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed and dated in pencil on backing below image, inscribed "To Ray - Brett Weston 1977" in pencil verso, 23.6 x 19.4cm. Laid down on original backing.

$6,900
203 Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958)
Eroded Rock, Point Lobos, 1930. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, initialled and editioned 2/50 in pencil on backing below image, 17 x 24.3cm. Old stains to original backing, not affecting image.
Illustrated in Contemporaraneos, Mexico City, Sept-Oct, 1931, p162; The Art of Edward Weston, 1932, No. 36; The Washington Post, Aug 11, 1935, Section 7, p5, Westways, Sept, 1938, p6; Seeing California with Esward Weston, 1939, p32; My Camera on Point Lobos, 1950, pl. 27; The Professional Photographer, Jan 1951, p31; Aperture, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1958, p26; The Flame of Recognition, 1971, p40; Supreme Instants, 1986, cat. 171, pl. 91; Edward Weston: Forms of Passion, 1995, p165; Heiting, Edward Weston 1886-1958, p132. Provenance: Ex collection of Ralph Gibson.

$33,000
204 Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958)
Sandstone Concretion Salton Sea, 1937/1940. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and dated verso, 19.2 x 24.1cm.

$29,000
205 Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958)
Barn with Hex Signs, Pennsylvania, 1941. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, initialled and dated in pencil on backing below image, negative number "P41-BE-1", titled, signed and dated in pencil verso, 19.2 x 24cm. Laid down on original backing.
Illustrated in Newhall, Flame of Recognition, p72; Foley, Edward Weston's Gifts to His Sister, p57; Nyerges, Edward Weston a Photographer's Love of Life, pl. 75. Exhibited at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), "Photographs from the Museum Collection," Nov 1958-Jan 1959; and "The Photographer and the American Landscape," Sept-Dec 1963. Provenance: Obtained from the photographer by David McAlpin, gift to MOMA, New York, 1956; deaccessioned by MOMA, Sotheby's 4.25.2001, lot 182.

$49,800