Auctions | September 18, 2020

Catawiki’s Exclusive Art & Photography Book Auction is Live

Amsterdam — Catawiki is pleased to announce its latest Exclusive Art & Photography book auction. The highlight of this exciting collection is a limited edition copy of Poèmes de Charles d'Orléans by Henri Matisse which has a gift inscription and illustration by Matisse. Already a beautiful book, printed entirely in lithography, this copy was a gift to his neighbor in Vence, the scholar Mr. Jean Darquet. As well as the gift inscription, he has drawn a sprig of flowers in oil pastels. Truly a “one off” This book can be viewed at this link.

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The Italian fashion magazine Vanity (1982-1989).

There are numerous other highlights in the auction, where the minimum value for acceptance is €1000. Another that stands out, is a complete run of the Italian fashion magazine Vanity. Not to be confused with Vanity Fair, this lavishly illustrated magazine only ran for 39 issues between 1982 and 1989. The magazine was an important influence, and included artwork and articles by the likes of Jean Michel Basquiet, William Burroughs, Karl Lagerfeld and Robert Mappelthorpe. This lot can be found here.

The auction will be online starting Friday 18 September 2020 at 10:00 UTC | closing Saturday 26 September 2020 at 18:01 UTC and will be visible at the following link:

Marc Harrison, category manager Books, Manuscripts & Cartography at Catawiki: “We are always excited when our quarterly Exclusive Art & Photography auction comes around. Top artists and photographers are always to be found, and this edition is no exception. From Leonardo da Vinci to Helmut Newton, there is something for every art lover.”