Daniel Cooney Fine Art Kicks Off Its Spring Photography Auction at iGavel.com

Highlighting the Auction, a 1999 photograph of Brad Pitt by Steven Klein.

New York, NY, May 14, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Daniel Cooney Fine Art's Spring Online Auction offers yet another highly sought after group of contemporary photographs and fine art on iGavel.com. The auction, which runs through May 22nd, features works by a number of important photographers, including Gilles Bensimon, Steven Klein and Jack Pierson. Also up for bid, some beautiful vintage material by Eugene Atget, Edward Steichen and Ilse Bing.

Highlighting the auction is a 1999 Los Angeles portrait of Brad Pitt taken by noted fashion photographer Steven Klein. The photo (Item No. 1028346), signed by Pitt, is part of a collection featured in W magazine of both Brad and his wife Angelina Jolie. Klein has shot advertising campaigns for a number of high profile clients including Calvin Klein, D&G, Alexander McQueen and Nike, and is a regular contributor to a handful of top fashion magazines. He is well known for his W Magazine editorials with Madonna, Tom Ford, Brad Pitt and numerous others.

Also up for auction is Jack Pierson’s 1999 photograph “Joey”. The work (Item No. 1028336) is particularly interesting because, while it retains Pierson’s signature style, the subject, Joey, is well known as a subject of many of Nan Goldin’s iconic images. Many art critics and professionals consider Pierson to be one of the most prominent contemporary artists working in photography and sculpture today. His "Self-Portrait" series was shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and his works are collected by major museums worldwide.

All lots are available for viewing at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York. Appointments can be arranged by calling 212-255-8158, or emailing dan@danielcooneyfineart.com.

Daniel Cooney Fine Art is located in Manhattan at 511 West 25th Street, #506. The gallery is committed to showing the absolute best in emerging art, and under recognized work by established artists. They also provide individual personalized art advisory and appraisal services to businesses and individuals. Daniel Cooney has over fifteen years of experience as an instructor, gallerist, curator and auction specialist. Cooney is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Studies Department of the Fashion Institute of Technology, and was formerly the Director of Online Photographs at Sothebys.com.

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. 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.

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