J.H. Lartigue and Richard Avedon

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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue is celebrated for the seemingly effortless manner in which he has captured the convivial spontaneity and joie-de-vivre in France at the turn of the 20th century. From his early days, Lartigue maintained a diary in which he sketched the image he had taken that day in fear that in printing, the image would be jeopordized by the risks involved in the developing process. Accordingly, his first book, published in 1970 and edited by the iconic American photographer and Lartigue enthusiast, Richard Avedon, was titled Diary of a Century.

    Avedon, himself renowned for his images of the boundless enthusiasm embodied by his subjects, composed an essay in honor of Lartigue. Titled He has shown us laughter, Avedon stated “Lartigue has shown us a laughter that is past and the laughter we have traded it for.” The current lot reflects the laughter that both legendary photographers so selflessly enjoyed sharing with the world.

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THE ARC OF PHOTOGRAPHY: A PRIVATE EAST COAST COLLECTION

J.H. Lartigue and Richard Avedon

1966-1968
Gelatin silver contact print.
2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (6.4 x 6 cm).

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

The Arc of Photography...

4 October 2011 6PM
New York