24.8.09

CHRISTIE'S TO OFFER SALLY MANN PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION


CHRISTIE'S, NEW YORK, HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED WITH THE SALE OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER SALLY MANN, FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ON 7.OCTOBER. THE SALE IS ONE OF FOUR EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS SALES TO BE OFFERED THIS FALL AT CHRISTIE'S. PHOTOGRAPHS BY SALLY MANN MARKS THE FIRST TIME SUCH A COMPREHENSIVE BODY OF WORK BY A PROMINENT AMERICAN ARTIST HAS COME TO THE AUCTION MARKET. THE MAJORITY OF THE WORKS ARE FROM EDITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT FOR MANY YEARS. THE SALE IS COMPROMISED OF 59 PHOTOGRAPHS FEATURING MANY IMAGES FROM ONE OF MANN'S BEST KNOWN BODIES OF WORK, 'IMMEDIATE FAMILY', DEPICTING HER CHILDREN WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG, IN ADDITION TO LANDSCAPES OF HER NATIVE SOUTH FROM HER SERIES 'DEEP SOUTH'. CONSIDERED "ONE OF THE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS OF OUR TIME" (NEW REPUBLIC), SALLY MANN ROSE TO PROMINENCE FOR HER INTIMATE AND CAPTIVATING PHOTOGRAPHS OF FAMILY LIFE, AFTER THE PUBLICATION OF HER THIRD COLLECTION, 'IMMEDIATE FAMILY'. THE EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOGRAPHS, WHICH PRIMARILY DOCUMENT HER CHILDREN'S TIME SPENT IN THEIR FAMILY'S REMOTE SUMMER CABIN BROUGHT MANN MUCH INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM. THE PHOTOGRAPHS ENSNARE THE VIEWER, IMMEDIATELY DRAWING THEM INTO A WORLD WITH AN UNCANNY SENSE OF LONELINESS ANS ALIENATION THAT PERMEATES MUCH OF THE WORK, AND IS JUXTAPOSED BY A JOYOUS AND NOSTALGIC LULL OF SUMMERTIME. AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE ICONIC IMAGES SUCH AS CANDY CIGARETTE (ESTIMATE; $30,000-$50,000), THE LAST TIME EMMETT MODELED NUDE (ESTIMATE; $30,000-$50,0000, NIGHT BLOOMING CEREUS (ESTIMATE;$20,000-$30,000) AND VIRGINA AT 6 (ESTIMATE; $20,000-$30,000)

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