New York, NY, October 24, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- iGavel, the highly successful online auction house, is pleased to announce the Auction of Photography and Fine Art, presented by Daniel Cooney Fine Art, October 23- November 13.
Included in this auction are a number of notable works by important and revered photographers of the 20th century:
George Platt Lynes studied in Paris with Man Ray and admired Jean Cocteau and Gertrude Stein. It was under these influences that he opened his photography studio in New York City during 1932; surrealism, neo-romanticism and other European visual movements remained with him. Sono Osato, $1200-$2000.
Kate Breakey has gained international recognition for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs. Since 1980, her work has appeared in more than 56 solo exhibitions worldwide. In her work, she attempts to establish an understanding of the natural world, both intellectual and emotional, distilled into a visual language of images. Common Grackle, $2500-$4000.
Lotte Jacobi is best known for her photographic portraits, which act as a "chronicle of an era." The list of her subjects reads like a who's who of the 20th century: W. H. Auden, Martin Buber, Marc Chagall, W.E.B. Du Bois, Albert Einstein, Robert Frost, Lotte Lenya, Peter Lorre, Thomas Mann, Max Planck, Eleanor Roosevelt, J.D. Salinger, to name a few. On auction is her portrait of Käthe Kollwitz, $1000-$1500.
iGavel.com is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectables guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, where each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.
Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - is a frequent guest appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow, was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com.