Phillips de Pury & Co. announces highlights from its New York photographs single owner sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips de Pury & Company launches its Spring Photographs season with a single-owner sale titled The Face of Modernism: A Private West Coast Collection. Comprised of 28 lots, this single-owner collection provides a glimpse into a pivotal moment in the evolution of photography: when the soft-focus images of Pictorialism gave way to the more sharply-focused images of Modernism. Worldwide Director of Photographs, Vanessa Kramer , states, “We are enthusiastic about presenting a strong, cohesive private collection, The Face of Modernism, and hope that it inspires our clients to continue to strengthen their own collections.” One of the highlights from the collection is Alfred Stieglitz’s Georgia O’Keeffe, 1918, estimated at $200,000-300,000. This very personal photograph was taken a year after Stieglitz ended his multiple professional endeavors and moved in with O’Keeffe. Taken with Stiegl