Sunday, April 14, 2013
photo-eye Auctions: Signed D'Agata, Sherman, Watson, Heinecken & More
Leading off this week's offerings in photo-eye Auctions is a lot of four signed books by controversial photographer Antoine D'Agata, whose visceral images of the nether worlds of sex, drugs and self-destruction have earned him comparisons to Larry Clark and Nan Goldin, with whom he studied at ICP in New York. (Though the more apt comparison would be to the writer William T. Vollman, with whom he shares what the Paris Review called a "unique engagement of his own personality with his work.")
Two very different takes on our erotic drives come to us courtesy of the late Dutch photographer Sanne Sannes in his 1972 classic, The Face of Love and Bettina Rheims elegantly raunchy Morceaux Choisis.
Also on the block, Colors Cacas [Sh*T]: A Coffee-Table Book a somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at, yes, poop. It is included in Parr and Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II in their chapter titled, 'The Düsseldorf Tendency.' Not surprisingly, it is also the current favorite of Jacob, my four year old son!
Other listings this week include signed books by Robert Frank, Cindy Sherman, Constantine Manos and Julian Schnabel. Be sure to check out Eric's weekly presentation where he opines on a few of this week's selections.