Sale 15574
MoMA: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Online 5 - 11 October 2017
Sale total including buyer's premium:
USD 316,375
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Christie’s is honored to offer for sale over the course of seven online-only auctions a selection of over 400 photographs from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, being sold to benefit the acquisition fund for the Museum’s Department of Photography. In 1940, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) became the first museum in the country to establish a department devoted to photography, effectively cementing the importance of this art form in the eyes of the world. The artists represented in this series of online auctions will be deeply familiar to all students of photography, and their place in photographic history was often established through MoMA’s exhibition program, which helped bring their work to audiences in New York and worldwide.

MoMA: Henri Cartier Bresson features the work of the legendary photographer and co-founder of the Magnum Agency who was first shown at The Museum of Modern Art in 1937, in Beaumont Newhall’s groundbreaking exhibition, Photography: 1839–1937. This auction contains 35 photographs ranging from $3,000 to $50,000.

Property will be on view at Christie's New York October 5-9
Unless indicated, all prices listed below are an estimate
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All lots in this sale are offered by Christie's eCommerce SA