Christie's to host photography sale benefitting the Elton John AIDS Foundation



2017-03-16 13:23:46

Christie's is set to host a special photography sale in New York next month, to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The sale will offer 25 remarkable photographs by many of the world's finest photographers, including Cindy Sherman, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Robert Frank and Man Ray.

"The works in this auction represent 80 years of photographic history and are by some of the most recognized and respected names in the field," said Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs at Christie’s.

"The collectability of these works runs high, but the inspiration in this art is breathtaking."

(Images: Christie

(Images: Christie's)

Along with a host of iconic 20th century names, the sale will also offer striking new works by contemporary photographers such as Alec Soth, Allison Rossiter, Richard Learoyd, Todd Hido, Katy Grannan and Ahmet Ertug.

Notable highlights amongst the lots will include Cindy Sherman’s Untitled # 554, estimated at $60,000 - $80,000; Irving Penn’s 1,000 Year Old Eggs (A), estimated at $20,000 - $30,000; and Herb Ritts’s Backflip, Paradise Cove, estimated at $40,000 - $60,000.

"We started the Elton John AIDS Foundation 25 years ago and it is wonderful to commemorate this year with an extraordinary group of photographs, donated so kindly by some ofthe greatest photographers in the world," said Sir Elton John.

"At EJAF, we are determined to END AIDS by investing in people’s health, wellbeing, equality, and opportunity and by building the circumstances in which HIV and AIDS recede into history. By participating in this photography sale, you are standing with us against all of the forces that keep the AIDS epidemic going."

Property Sold to Benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation takes place at Christie's in New York on April 6.

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