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20th Century Photography Auction Includes Rare Photos by Stephen Shore, Walter Rosenblum, Lewis Hine & More

September 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Featuring an important collection of more than two dozen scarce black and white and color photographs and gelatin prints

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal is proud to represent an important collection of more than two dozen scarce photographs by acclaimed photographers, which will be auctioned at 11 a.m. PT during our “20th Century Photography Auction.” Featured photographers include Stephen Shore, Walter Rosenblum, Lewis Wickes Hine, Lou Bernstein, Paul Strand, Annie Leibovitz, Paul Calhoun and Robert (Bud) Glick.

The collection belonged to a Tucson art collector who knew many of the photographers. The signed black and white and color photographs and gelatin prints range in size from 7” x 10” to 10” x 12.” Past auction records reveal that some of the photographs could realize between $5,000 and $25,000 each.

A highlight of the auction is a Stephen Shore portfolio that includes 12 original photographs. While the portfolio is missing six artist proofs, it is expected to draw strong interest from serious collectors.

We invite you to view the catalog and contact us with questions. Bidding will be both live in-person here at EJ’s or online.

Behind the Lens

Stephen Shore was a pioneering figure in a movement known as New Topographics, or urban photography of mundane, everyday scenes. He is also well-known for his “on the road” American and Canadian landscape photography, and he is recognized as one of the leading photographers who established color photography as an art form. In addition, when he was younger, he spent more than two years photographing Andy Warhol and the Factory scene.

Walter Rosenblum was best known for photographing the World War II D-Day landing in Normandy in 1944. He was also the first Allied photographer to enter the liberated Dachau concentration camp. Rosenblum’s black and white photographs in the Sept. 13 auction include a photograph of the famous photographer Paul Strand.

Lewis Wickes Hine achieved fame for photographing the construction of the Empire State Building in New York City not just from the ground, but by hanging 100 stories high on cherry pickers to achieve spectacular aerial views. He also used his camera as a tool for social reform and his photographs were instrumental in changing child labor laws here in the United States.

Lou Bernstein began taking photos as a hobby during the Depression in New York City. His black and white photography of the New York Aquarium, Coney Island and other neighborhood scenes are still sought after today.

Paul Strand is credited with helping to establish photography as an art form in the 20th century. Influenced by modern painting and sculpture, he departed from Pictorialism, and created a new style of photography using geometric shapes, pattern and space. He was also a talented filmmaker.

Annie Leibovitz is best known for her engaging, artistic portraits of celebrities and other high-profile subjects in intimate settings and poses. In 1991, she became the first woman and second living photographer to show her work at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Paul Calhoun is an acclaimed photographer who has traveled the world, documenting the hardships of life in many different cultures. His subjects have ranged from midwestern war veterans to migrant farm workers. He also spent time documenting life in the Republic of Georgia.

Robert “Bud” Glick has been a successful documentary and commercial photographer for more than four decades. Based in New York City, he was commissioned by The Museum of Chinese in America in 1981 to photograph the street life, people and everyday scenes of Chinatown at a time when new immigrants from Hong Kong, Taiwan and China began moving there.

A free preview for the special catalog auction is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday, September 11 & 12.


EJ’s will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 13, with the live auction starting at 11 a.m.

Questions? Contact us at (623) 878-2003 or email info@ejsauction.com


September 13, 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


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