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Elvis, Bowie and more in Gravures and Heliogravures sale, Aug. 16

On Tuesday, August 16, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct its next sale of Gravures and Heliogravures. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Images of celebrities abound in the sale lineup, including Herb Ritts’s iconic 1986 portrait of Madonna; Edward Steichen’s 1924 portrait of Gloria Swanson; a 1997 black-and-white portrait of David Bowie by Antonin Kratochvil; a 1956 Alfred Wertheimer image of Elvis Presley, taken in New York; a Cecil Beaton photo of Audrey Hepburn in a costume from My Fair Lady, shot in 1963 for Vogue magazine; an Eve Arnold portrait of Marilyn Monroe in bed; Philippe Halsman’s 1955 image of a leaping Brigitte Bardot; and a charming 2002 black-and-white of Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, shot in Turin by Guido Harari.

Alfred Wertheimer, ‘Elvis Presley, New York, 1956,’ est. $200-$300

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Jasper52 showcases the glories of Vintage Gravures, July 19

On Tuesday, July 19, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present an auction of Vintage Gravures, featuring a total of 113 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The sale lineup boasts a wide range of illustrious names in photography that includes Alfred Eisenstadt, Man Ray, Lisette Model, Andre Kertesz, Lucien Clergue, Lewis W. Hine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Josef Sudek, Izis Bidermanas, Kishin Shinoyama, George Platt-Lynes, Pierre Boucher, Margaret Bourke-White, Adolf Fassbender, Yuji Hayata, Lionel Fourneaux, John Everard, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jose Ortiz Echague, Masaya Nakamura, Edward Steichen, Edmund Katz, Lewis Jacobs, Julien Bryan, Richard Avedon, Philippe Halsman, Brassai, Dennis Hopper, Vaclav Jiru, Jean Gaberell and Ansel Adams.

Alfred Eisenstadt, ‘Ernie Pyle, Pulitzer Prize Awarded Reporter,’ est. $150-$250

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Great images captured in Gravures & Heliogravures sale, Feb. 22

On Tuesday, February 22, starting at 11 am Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Gravures and Heliogravures. the auction consists of just 74 lots but includes some of the greatest names and images in photography. Several photographs by Diane Arbus are featured, among them a brooding night shot of Disneyland Castle in California; several by Henri Cartier-Bresson, including a compelling shot of a cell in a model prison in the United States; and photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, Tina Modotti, Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst, Eadweard Muybridge, Erwin Blumenfeld and Lewis Hine. The Man Ray offerings include his iconic 1924 work Le Violon d’Ingres (The Violin of Ingres); Helmut Newton is represented by his masterpiece Big Nude III, Henrietta, Paris, 1980; and Robert Doisneau’s contribution is his 1950 black-and-white Le Baiser de l’hotel de ville (The Kiss by the Hotel de Ville).

Diane Arbus, ‘A castle in Disneyland, California,’ est. $100-$120

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Snap up photo lithographs and gravures at Jasper52’s Feb. 16 sale

A 1988 Mary Ellen Mark image of a Black child seated and dreaming, a portrait of David Byrne taken in 1986 by Annie Leibovitz, and a 1947 John Gutmann photograph of a man working on the Golden Gate Bridge are among the top lots in Jasper52’s Photo Lithographs and Gravures auction. It will take place on Wednesday, February 16, starting at 4 pm Eastern time. Other artists represented in the 132-lot sale include Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Yousuf Karsh, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Man Ray, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Bruce Weber, Edward Steichen, Linda McCartney, Bunny Yeager, Jock Sturges, Robert Mapplethorpe, Brassai and Ruth Bernhard, to name a few.

David Byrne portrait by Annie Leibovitz, est. $200-$250

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Marilyn Monroe stars in Jasper52 gravure auction Jan. 16

Famous photographers of the 20th century and their equally famous images are presented in a Premium Gravures Auction by Jasper52 to be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 16. The auction will begin with two of America’s most famous photographers, Ansel Adams and Diane Arbus, followed by a beautiful image of Hollywood’s immortal starlet, Marilyn Monroe.

Cecil Beaton print, ‘Marilyn Monroe,’ 1956, limited edition portfolio, 100/1000, 6¾ x 7¼ inches. Estimate: $700-$1,000. Jasper52 image

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Top 20th-century photographers lead gravure auction Nov. 21

Fifty famous images produced by the most significant names in photography are offered in a Jasper52 auction dubbed Vintage Gravures: The Premium Sale, which will take place online Wednesday, Nov. 21. Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking process used for rich, high-quality photo reproduction.

Man Ray, ‘Glass Tears.’ Estimate: $2,000-$2,400. Jasper52 image

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Iconic images grace Jasper52 gravure auction Nov. 21

Famous photographic images from the 20th century are available in a Jasper52 online auction to be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 21. Among the pictures are a Yousuf Karsh portrait of President John F. Kennedy, a prime example of Diane Arbus street photography and an unforgettable glimpse of Depression-era life by Dorothea Lange.

Dorothea Lange, ‘Migrant Mother,’ Nipomo, California, printed 1936, USA, 8in. x 11in. Estimate: $500-$600. Jasper52 image

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5 European Gravures Reveal Unique Views of The Past

Focusing on European gravures of the mid 1920s, we’ve curated a concentrated yet diverse auction featuring the Bauhaus photograms of Moholy-Nagy, the mesmerizing works of Renger-Patsch, and the artful photos of Man Ray. From within this collection of 70 black and white images by some of the most notable photographers, we’ve highlighted five gravures in this collection that are sure to transfix you with their unique views of decades past.

While Man Ray (1890-1976) considered himself above all a painter, he is as famous for his photography. A renowned fashion and portrait photographer, he was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements. Featured here is his portrait Kiki with African mask.

Man Ray, ‘Kiki with African mask,’ printed in 1934 by Neogravure Company, France. approximately 8in x 6in. Estimate: $1,000-$1,600. Jasper52 image


Another two images in the collection feature his take on the photographic technique of solarization in which a photographic print is wholly or partially reversed in tone – dark areas appear light or light areas appear dark.

Related to this effect is the photogram, a photographic images made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light. Two mid-1920s photograms by Hungarian-born Laszlo Moholy-Nagy are featured in the auction, one of which is pictured below. Moholy-Nagy later immigrated to the United States, where in 1939 he opened the School of Design in Chicago, which became the Institute of Design.

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, ‘Photogramm I,’ printed in mid-1920s in Berlin, 6in x 9in. Estimate: $700-1,000. Jasper52 image


French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) pioneered the genre of street photography and was an early user of 35 mm film. Three of his classic candid photographic images are featured in the auction including this street scene titled Valencia, Spain 1933.

Cartier-Bresson, ‘Valencia, Spain 1933,’ printed in 1952 by Draeger, France, approximately 10in x 6in. Estimate: $300-$400. Jasper52 image


Hungarian-born photojournalist André Kertész (1894-1985) is represented in the auction with a still life composition titled Mondrian’s Glasses and Pipe. Made during what is known as his “French period,” the image shows the eyeglasses and pipe of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. With the threat of Nazi Germany looming, Kertész immigrated to the United States in 1936, where he rebuilt his career through commissioned work.

Andre Kertesz, ‘Mondrian’s Glasses and Pipe, 1926, Paris, printed in 1972 by Braun – Mulhaus, France, approximately 7in x 6 in. Estimate: $400-$700. Jasper52 image


Printed in the mid-1920s is Germany photographer Albert Renger-Patzsch’s Forest in Winter. The sharply focused and matter-of-fact style of his work exemplifies the aesthetic of The New Objectivity that flourished in the arts in Germany during the last years of the Weimar Republic.

Albert Renger-Patzsch, ‘Forest in Winter,’ printed in mid-1920s, Berlin. 7in x 9in. Estimate: $500-$600. Jasper52 image


These and dozens of other great images by famous photographers are featured in the gravures auction. View the full catalog here.