Leading the sale is a collection of photographs by modern masters including Eugène Atget, Brassaï, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, and Man Ray. Among the highlights is a complete portfolio of 10 classic images of Paris by Brassaï, printed in 1973. The portfolio is signed, dated, and numbered from an edition of 50 only (estimate: $40,000-$50,000). Also offered in this section are five images of Paris in the 1920s by Germaine Krull including Along the Banks of the Seine, Paris, 1927-1928 (estimate: $3,500-$4,500) and The Knife Sharpener, 1927-1928 ($4,000-$5,000). Four photographs by André Kertész range from 1926-1934 including Chez Mondrian, 1926, a carefully composed photograph of the artist's studio that pays homage to the simplicity of Mondrian's works (estimate: $15,000-$18,000). Also offered in this section are three works by Eugène Atget from 1899-1959.
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