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Museum-Quality Photographs Featured at Swann Galleries’ Auction

NEW YORK, NY.- On Thursday, May 20, Swann Galleries will conduct a two-part auction of Photographic Literature & Important Photographs that features many scarce and significant works—both individual photographic images and books. The auction opens with nearly 200 lots of Photographic Literature, including many sought-after monographs such as a first edition of Berenice Abbott’s Changing New York, 1939, signed and inscribed to photograph collector and dealer Howard Daitz (estimate: $4,000 to $6,000); signed and inscribed first editions of Manuel Alvarez Bravo’s Fotografias, Mexico, 1945 ($9,000 to $12,000), and Alexey Brodovitch’s Ballet, New York, 1945 ($8,000 to $12,000); as well as Robert Frank’s The Lines of my Hand, Tokyo, 1972 ($3,500 to $4,500). There are three sumptuous examples from 21st Editions books’ Platinum Series: Sally Mann, illustrated with 10 platinum prints by the artist, pl