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“Which of the photographs is my favorite?
The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
- Imogen Cunningham
We’re thrilled to present All Eyes On Me: Celebrity Photography, an auction of work depicting iconic personalities such as Marilyn Monroe, Barack Obama, Muhammad Ali, Frida Kahlo, Kate Moss, and Andy Warhol by celebrated photographers, including Bert Stern, Patrick Demarchelier, Chuck Close, and Annie Leibovitz.
Starring in the sale are the many incredible ways in which photographers have portrayed the inimitable supermodel Kate Moss.
We’re also very excited about Frida Kahlo in New York by Nickolas Muray and Lawrence Schiller’s Clint Eastwood with Cigar, Durango, Mexico!
These works are just a taste of the wide range of celebrity images presented in this sale.
Photos courtesy of Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, NY
In 2011, when he was traveling to shoot photos for a new book on the disappearing wildlife of East Africa, Across the Ravaged Land, photographer Nick Brandt came across a truly astounding place: A natural lake that seemingly turns all sorts of animals into stone.
When I saw those creatures for the first time alongside the lake, I was completely blown away,” says Brandt. “The idea for me, instantly, was to take portraits of them as if they were alive.”
The ghastly Lake Natron, in northern Tanzania, is a salt lake—meaning that water flows in, but doesn’t flow out, so it can only escape by evaporation. Over time, as water evaporates, it leaves behind high concentrations of salt and other minerals, like at the Dead Sea and Utah’s Great Salt Lake.
Unlike those other lakes, though, Lake Natron is extremely alkaline, due to high amounts of the chemical natron (a mix of sodium carbonate and baking soda) in the water. The water’s pH has been measured as high as 10.5—nearly as high as ammonia. “It’s so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds,” Brandt says.
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Irving Penn “On Assignment” runs through October 26 across both Pace Gallery and Pace/MacGill Gallery