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Heritage: Norman Seeff Vintage Photographs

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Norman Seeff, Artsy, and Heritage Auctions are pleased to present Heritage: Norman Seeff Vintage Photographs.

For 50 years, Seeff has been the man behind some of the recognizable images of the 20th century, capturing icons such as Aerosmith, Andy Warhol, Carly Simon, Cher, Dennis Hopper, Fleetwood Mac, John Belushi, John Travolta, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, and many more. The lots offered are comprised of these music and pop culture icons encompassing some of Seeff’s most memorable sessions, including works featured on album covers and their outtakes, such as Stage Fright by The Band, Frank Zappa’s Strictly Commercial, Carly Simon’s Playing Possum, and The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street.

Says Seeff: “I never fixate on a shot. It’s always about a spontaneous unfolding experience. I discovered early on that if I aimed for a particular outcome or goal, the emotional authenticity was lost. Every shot is a one-time moment and then the next one happens spontaneously, so I end up with hundreds of shots that document a chronological sequence of events to when I am able to say 'we’ve got it, we’re done'”.

The sale of vintage gelatin silver prints have estimates from $2,000 to $5,000. Each work is unique and comes directly from the archive of Norman Seeff.

In advance of the auction, browse lots and place max bids before live bidding begins on Wednesday, March 13th at 3:00pm CT (4:00pm ET).

When the sale opens, all pre-registered Artsy users can participate and watch the bidding unfold in real time. Registration for the live auction will close on Tuesday, March 12th at 3:00pm CT (4:00pm ET).

To learn more about the exciting works in this sale, check out our specialist post here.