Rare Photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson to Be Auctioned

Sep 5, 2012 3:06pm

On October 4 and 5 , Christie’s will be auctioning 32 never-before-seen photographs taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson. These gelatin silver prints are signed by the artist and were shot between 1967- 1997.  The auction also include rare images like “La Gare Saint-Lazare, 1932″ which is expected to fetch between $30,000 – $50,000.

Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered to be one of most famous photographers of our time. Called the father of modern photojournalism, he is best known for the concept “the decisive moment” — the fraction of a second in which the photographer’s eye sees that creative moment in front of them and their intuition knows when to click the camera.

All images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, courtesy of Christie’s Images, Ltd. 2012

ht Rue Mouffetard 1954 blog Rare Photos by Henri Cartier Bresson to Be Auctioned

Rue Mouffetard, 1954. Gelatin silver print, printed late 1960s. Inscribed “a Voya qui merite juste les 2 litres, amities Henri” in ink (in the margin.) $20,000-30,000

 

 

ht Friday Prayer Srinagar Kashmir 1948 blog Rare Photos by Henri Cartier Bresson to Be Auctioned

Friday Prayer, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1948. Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970. Inscribed “pour Voya tres amicalement Henri” in ink (in the margin.) $25,000-35,000

 

 

ht La Gare Saint Lazare 1932 blog Rare Photos by Henri Cartier Bresson to Be Auctioned

La Gare Saint-Lazare, 1932. Gelatin silver print. $30,000 – $50,000

 

 

ht Our Cat Ulysses and Martine Shadow 1988 blog Rare Photos by Henri Cartier Bresson to Be Auctioned

Our Cat Ulysses and Martine’s Shadow, 1988. Gelatin silver print inscribed “pour Voya bien amicalement, Henri” in ink (in the margin.) $12,000-18,000

 

 

ht Srinagar Kashmir 1948 blog Rare Photos by Henri Cartier Bresson to Be Auctioned

Srinagar, Kashmir, 1948. Gelatin silver print, printed 1967 inscribed “Voya delineavit, Jeanine encore plus, sans oublier Pierre G. qui a achete le papier.” and “Henri pinxit merci Voya H+C-B” in ink (in the margin.) $12,000-18,000

 

 

ht The Banks the Marne 1938 blog Rare Photos by Henri Cartier Bresson to Be Auctioned

The Banks of the Marne, 1938. Gelatin silver print. $25,000 – $35,000

 

 

ht Valley Queyras Hautes Alpes France blog Rare Photos by Henri Cartier Bresson to Be Auctioned

Valley in Queyras, Hautes-Alpes, France, 1960. Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1967-1973 inscribed “pour Voya avec mon amitie, Henri” in ink (in the margin.) $10,000-15,000

 

 

 

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