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Iconic Work by Richard Avedon and Vintage Edward Weston, Lead Fine Photographs Sale at Bonhams

NEW YORK, NY.- Fine Photography aficionados were drawn to Bonhams New York for the firm’s highly anticipated May 18th sale. Offering work spanning from the early 19th century to today, the sale featured images by such legendary photographers as Richard Avedon, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams. The top lot proved to be Richard Avedon’s 1981 Nastassja Kinski and the Serpent. Exemplifying Avedon’s signature melding of art and beauty photography, this iconic piece has been much published, notably appearing in On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue (Random House, 1992). Signed and numbered ‘45/200’ the lot brought $48,800. Outperforming was Edward Weston’s Pine, Lake Tenaya (1937). Having been published in Edward Weston: Forms of Passion (1995) and Edward Weston: A Legacy (2003) the vintage print was cause for excitement. Following a session of competitive bidding the lot brought $29,280 against an es