PADDLE 8: Live Auction to June 12th!

Stephen Shore
U.S. Route 10, Post Falls, Idaho, August 25

From his seminal series “Uncommon Places,” Stephen Shore’s photograph was taken during one of several road trips that the artist took across the United States between 1969 and 1979. Described as “...the daily experiences of an astute wandering stranger,” Shore uses a carefully fixed frame and bold colors—in a gesture reminiscent to postcards, of which Shore was an avid collector—to capture both the familiar and the uncanny of the great American landscape.

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Madrid, 1933

Henri Cartier-Bresson remains one of the leading and most influential photographers, having photographed tirelessly and internationally, producing an extensive account of the modern era. Concentrating on the quick and candid moments in a scene, Cartier-Bresson used the speed of photography to capture intimate details, seeing in them the significance of an entire event. This image of a group of young boys in Madrid notes both the expressions and internal dynamics between them as well as their interaction with the camera and the photographer’s presence. Immobilizing their gaze with the camera, the suspense and curiosity of the scene builds but remains balanced by the central figure who looks at the viewer directly, full of cheek.  

Morris Engel
Shoe Shine Boy, Times Square, 1947

A native Brooklynite and pioneering member of The Photo League, Morris Engel is noted for his early documentary photographs of New York, of which “Shoe Shine Boy, Times Square” is a wonderfully dynamic example. Though primarily focused on a single figure—the titular shoe shine boy, clad in cuffed jeans—Engel’s photograph skillfully captures the frenzied energy of mid-century Times Square, with its proliferation of flashy text, its vast, varied expanse of crowd, and a distorted reflection of the city’s notoriously nasty traffic occupying the right side of the image.

 Angela Strassheim
Untitled (Danielle)
American photographer, born 1969 

Herb Ritts
Duo IV, Mexico, 1990

Herb Ritts (American, 1952-2002) revolutionized fashion photography, modernized the nude, and transformed celebrities into icons. He often made use of the bright California sunlight to produce bold contrasts, and his preference for outdoor locations, such as the desert and the beach, helped to separate his work from that of his New York-based peers. From the late 1970s until Ritts's untimely death in 2002, his ability to create images that successfully bridged the gap between art and commerce was not only a testament to the power of his imagination and technical skill, but also marked the synergistic union between art, popular culture, and business that followed in the wake of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s

PADDLE 8's Live Photography Auction features a curated selection of rare works by masters such as Henri Cartier Bresson, Stephen Shore, Cindy Sherman, Herb Ritts, Paul Caponigro, Andre Kertesz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Danny Lyon, David Lachapelle, and many more well known photographers. View their on-line Gallery. Bid until June 12th.

Closes June 12th, 2017

Contact: Joslin Van Arsdale
Senior Specialist, Photographs | Paddle8
T: 310.926.2695

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