One weekend – two auctions

Rarities from the house of Leitz / Leica form the center of the WestLicht Camera Auction, which includes no less than 579 lots. The Photo Auction celebrates the Russian history of photography featuring many vintage prints which have never been offered for sale before.

One of the many highlights is Alexander Rodchenko’s photograph of Lilya Brik. Brik was a stage director and sculptor and the lover of Futurist Vladimir Mayakovsky. Pablo Neruda once called her the “muse of the Russian avant-garde”.

Mysterious, surreal and one of his most famous works: Few other pictures embody Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” like his photograph known as Derrière la Gare Saint-Lazare from 1932.  The exceptional key image is on offer as an early large formate-print. Thus, the Magnum co-founder and legendary Leica photographer revolutionised 20th century photography - in this case wiht his first Leica, a Leica I Mod, which he bought in Marseilles in 1932.

You can bid online here.