martes, 4 de octubre de 2016

Fotografía. Henri Cartier Bresson. Christie's: most of the prints in this sale were made for the purpose of reproduction in press publications



ONLINE AUCTION

PhotographsHenri Cartier-Bresson: Decisive Moments


Over 100 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson comprise the next installment of the Modern Vision online sale series. As a master of the candid photograph, Cartier-Bresson boasts an unparalleled résumé devoted to more than 30 years on assignment for international publications such as LIFE magazine. This sale reveals a range of inspiration by capturing not only pivotal moments in photojournalism, but also beautiful moments of ordinary life. Bidding starts at $100 for all lots and opens at 12pm EDT on October 4.


Como curiosidad les comento esta subasta de fotografías, algunas de las más conocidas, de Cartier Bresson.

Muchas de ellas son "de periódico", es decir de esas fotografías que nos encontramos con relativa frecuencia en las tiendas y que llevan al dorso una pequeña descripción de la foto y el nombre de la agencia y del fotógrafo.....estos últimos no siempre.

Pues bien en esta subastas hay muchas fotografías de este tipo de Cartier Bresson y la casa de subastas advierte:

  • Please note that most of the prints in this sale were made for the purpose of reproduction in press publications and as such are offered unaccompanied by certification from the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.

Y uno, desde el punto de vista del coleccionista, no puede dejar de preguntarse.........¿por qué no van a ser certificadas?
¿son obras suyas o no?
Al fin y al cabo toda obra que el coleccionista se encuentra en el mercado ha sido, en origen, vendida o regalada por el artista como sucede con esas fotos de agencia.
Otra cosa será el valor que el mercado y las leyes les quieran dar pero en mi opinión sí son obras suyas.

  • Como complemento me viene el recuerdo de un vídeo de conversación con Man Ray que recientemente les informé:

En un momento determinado comenta Man Ray al entrevistador  que se tuvo que ganar la vida retratando a gente diversa. 
Uno de los encargos fue un "rajá" que se le presento con el vestido de su país. 
Le mira, calla y hace la foto.
Pregunta entonces Man Ray que cuantas copias quiere
Le contesta el rajá que  "miles..."
Entonces Man Ray le dice " le doy el negativo y haga las que quiera"

Pregunta curiosa ¿son fotos de Man Ray esas miles de fotos?


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ONLINE AUCTION
 
PhotographsHenri Cartier-Bresson: Decisive Moments

Over 100 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson Comprise the next installment of the series Modern Vision online sale. As a master of the candid photograph, Cartier-Bresson Boasts an unparalleled résumé devoted to more than 30 years on assignment for international publications: such as LIFE magazine. This leaves reveals a range of inspiration not only by capturing pivotal moments in photojournalism, But Also beautiful moments of ordinary life. Bidding starts at $ 100 for all lots and opens at 24:00 EDT on October 4.



As curiosity I commented this auction of photographs, some of the best known, Cartier Bresson.

Many of them are "periodic", ie of those pictures we found with relative frequency in stores and leading to back a short description of the photo and the name of the agency and the photographer ..... recent not always.

Well in this auction there are many photographs of this type of Cartier Bresson and the auction house warns:



    
PLEASE NOTE THAT MOST of the prints in esta leaves Were Made for the purpose of reproduction in press publications and are offered Preferred Such as unaccompanied by certification from the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.

And one, from the point of view of the collector, can not help wondering why ......... will not be certified?Are they yours or not work?At the end of the day all the work that the collector is on the market has been, originally, sold or given away by the artist as with those photos agency.Another thing is the value the market and want to give them laws but in my opinion it is his works.



    
Complementing me is the memory of a video conversation with Man Ray recently told them:

At one point the interviewer says Man Ray who had to earn a living portraying different people.One of the orders was a "Rajah" to be presented with the dress of their country.Le look, says nothing and does the photo.Man Ray then asks how many copies you wantRaja replied that "thousands ..."Man Ray then says "I give the negative and make you want"

Curious question Are those pictures of Man Ray thousands of photos?