Photographs, Early Mexican Imprints, and Disney Animation Art: Auction Preview

Image: Christie's

Paul Strand's photograph "The Family, Luzzara, Italy, 1953," offered at Christie's this week.

At Heritage Auctions on Wednesday, April 12, Depth of Field: Photographs, in 203 lots.

Forum Auctions sells Books and Works on Paper in 308 lots on Thursday, April 13. An 1804 atlas of Spain rates the top estimate at £2,000–3,000.

Christie's online Photographs sale ends on Thursday. The 107 lots include a late 1950s print of Paul Strand's photo "The Family, Luzzara, Italy, 1953," estimated at $150,000–250,000; a complete set of Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Work, expected to sell for $180,000–220,000; and a mid-1950s print of Ansel Adams' "Mt. Moran and Jackson Lake from Signal Hill, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, c. 1941," estimated at $100,000–200,000. William Eggleston's "Memphis, early 1970s," could sell for $70,000–90,000.

At Swann Galleries on Thursday, 254 lots of Printed & Manuscript Americana. A copy of the Charleston Mercury extra issue from December 20, 1860, declaring "The Union is Dissolved!" is expected to lead the sale at $20,000–30,000. One of Suzanne Rognon Bernardi's "The Story of a Whale Hunt" photo albums is estimated at $12,000–18,000. A 1559 Mexican imprint with five leaves in facsimile could sell for $10,000–15,000. A sammelband containing fourteen items dated from 1618 to 1743, including seven Mexican imprints and one Guatemalan imprint, could sell for $8,000–12,000. There are numerous other early Mexican imprints in this sale, and much more here of interest to the Civil War collector, too.

Heritage Auctions holds a 344-lot sale on Thursday, The Heartbeat of a Cartoon: The Art of the Disney Animation Drawing. Also on Thursday, 758 lots in the Pulp Magazine Showcase Auction: Detective & Mystery Featuring the Jack and Joanie Kump Collection.