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Master Photographers on Display at Christie’s ‘Classics’ Auction

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Christie’s is putting the work of famous photographers on the block in its “Photographs: The Classics” auction set for June 16-18. Photographs will include portraits, landscapes, nudes, and urban scenes from masters such as Edward Steichen and Malick Sidibé. Find a selection of the photos set for auction below, along with their pre-auction estimates. For more information on the sale, click here.

Malick Sidibé – Nuit de Noël (Christmas Eve), 1963; gelatin silver print, printed 2000; signed, titled, date of print and of image in ink (margin); image 17.1/4 x 17.1/2 in.
Pre-auction: Estimate: $5,000-$7,000

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(©Malick Sidibé, Courtesy Gallery Fifty One)

Jeanloup Sieff – Fashion, Harper’s Bazaar, 1964; gelatin silver print; annotated “14” in pencil and photographer’s stamp; image/sheet 16 3/4 x 11 3/8 in.
Pre-auction Estimate: $4,000-$6,000

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(©Estate Jeanloup Sieff)

Edward Weston – Shell, 1927; gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed later by Cole Weston; signed, titled, dated by Cole Weston in pencil and stamped photographer’s credit; image/sheet 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.
Pre-auction Estimate: $5,000-$7,000

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(©ADAGP)

Marion Morehouse (Mrs. E.E. Cummings) for Vogue, Paris, 1930; gelatin silver print; annotated with reference number ‘961-3’ and ‘Vogue’ in the image along upper edge; annotated in pencil; image 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.
Pre-auction Estimate: $4,000-$6,000

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(©ADAGP)