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Lot 67

Hyères, France

Silver print
12 × 16 in
30.5 × 40.6 cm
Swann Auction Galleries
Estimated value: $5,000–$7,500
Current bid
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About the work
SAG
Swann Auction Galleries

The image measuring 9x14¼ inches (24.4x36.2 cm.), the sheet 12x16 inches (30.5x40.6 cm.)

With …

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The image measuring 9x14¼ inches (24.4x36.2 cm.), the sheet 12x16 inches (30.5x40.6 cm.)

With Cartier-Bresson's signature, in ink, on recto. 1932; printed 1980s

Medium
Photography
Condition
Henri Cartier-Bresson
French, 1908–2004
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Upon picking up a Leica camera in the early 1930s, Henri Cartier-Bresson fell in love with the spontaneity of photography and went on to pioneer photojournalism. MoMA credits his “uncanny ability to capture life on the run” with helping to define the creative potential of modern photography and lauds him as “the keenest observer of the global theater of human affairs.” Taking pride in capturing “the decisive moment,“ Cartier-Bresson intimately captured portraits and scenes, both mundane and historic, around the world. In 1947, he formed Magnum Photos, a photography cooperative, with Robert Capa and others. Over the ensuing three decades, assignments took him from Ghandi’s funeral in India, to the chaotic streets of Shanghai during China’s Communist revolution, to Queen Charlotte’s elegant ball in London. “To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life,” he said.

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About the work
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The image measuring 9x14¼ inches (24.4x36.2 cm.), the sheet 12x16 inches (30.5x40.6 cm.)

With …

Read more

The image measuring 9x14¼ inches (24.4x36.2 cm.), the sheet 12x16 inches (30.5x40.6 cm.)

With Cartier-Bresson's signature, in ink, on recto. 1932; printed 1980s

Medium
Photography
Condition
Henri Cartier-Bresson
French, 1908–2004
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Upon picking up a Leica camera in the early 1930s, Henri Cartier-Bresson fell in love with the spontaneity of photography and went on to pioneer photojournalism. MoMA credits his “uncanny ability to capture life on the run” with helping to define the creative potential of modern photography and lauds him as “the keenest observer of the global theater of human affairs.” Taking pride in capturing “the decisive moment,“ Cartier-Bresson intimately captured portraits and scenes, both mundane and historic, around the world. In 1947, he formed Magnum Photos, a photography cooperative, with Robert Capa and others. Over the ensuing three decades, assignments took him from Ghandi’s funeral in India, to the chaotic streets of Shanghai during China’s Communist revolution, to Queen Charlotte’s elegant ball in London. “To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life,” he said.

Lot 67

Hyères, France

Silver print
12 × 16 in
30.5 × 40.6 cm
Swann Auction Galleries
Estimated value: $5,000–$7,500
Current bid
$3,800
1 bid

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02d  18h  57m  19s
Live Feb 25, 6:30pm
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