Photography Auction Record

Breast and bread line photos set auction records

Entertainment News Article | Reuters.com
Tue Oct 11, 2005

“NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two of the best-known art photographs, Edward Weston’s ‘The Breast’ and Dorothea Lange’s ‘White Angel Bread Line,’ sold for $822,400 apiece in a record price for 20th-century photographs, Sotheby’s said on Tuesday.

The sales reflect a boom in the photography market in recent years as investors bid up works of masters like Lange and Weston. Art dealers said the record prices could go even higher this week as photos by Alfred Stiglitz and Diane Arbus go to auction.”

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