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Diane Arbus, Identical Twins, Roselle, NJ, 1967. Gelatin silver print from A Box of Ten Photographs, printed later by Neil Selkirk. 14 3/4 x 15 in. (37.5 x 38.1 cm).  Stamped 'A Diane Arbus photograph', signed, titled, dated, numbered 19/50 by Doon Arbus, Executor, in ink, credit reproduction limitation and portfolio stamps on the verso. Estimated at $70,000-90,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips de Pury & Company announced the highlights of the forthcoming New York Photographs sale on Friday, April 16, 2010. As a leader in the Photographs market, the Photographs department continues to feature works by established and emerging artists whilst remaining committed to offering top quality works.

Highlights of the New York Photographs sale include: Diane Arbus, Identical Twins, Roselle, NJ, 1967, estimated at $70,000-90,000; Robert Frank’s portrait Ben James, Welsh Miner, 1953, estimated at $60,000-80,000; Hiroshi Sugimoto, Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, 1998, estimated between $50,000-70,000 and Edward Steichen’s exceptionally rare Wheelbarrow with Flower Pots, France, 1920, a palladium and ferroprussiate print which will be offered with a pre-sale estimate of $150,000-200,000. This work marks a pivotal point in the photographer’s career for its conceptual and technical mastery and has never appeared at auction in this medium.

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Robert Frank, Portrait Ben James, Welsh Miner, 1953. Gelatin silver print. 12 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. (32.7 x 21.3 cm).  Signed in ink on the verso. Estimated at $60,000-80,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, 1998. Gelatin silver print, flush-mounted to the artist's original construct. 59 x 47 in. (149.9 x 119.4 cm).  Signed in pencil, printed title, date and number 2/5 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the frame. Estimated between $50,000-70,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Edward Steichen, Wheelbarrow with Flower Pots, France, 1920, Palladium and ferroprussiate print. 7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (19.4 x 24.4).  Titled, dated and annotated 'palladium and ferroprussiate print' in an unidentified hand in pencil on the verso. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

Vanessa Kramer, Director of the New York Photographs department, declares: “We are pleased to offer a sale that reflects the international photographs market and furthermore features a wide spectrum of visions, styles, movements and eras, all united by the uncompromising commitment to producing the best in the field of photography.”

Other excellent examples by renowned photographers include Josef Koudelka’s Romania, 1968, estimated at $15,000-20,000; Robert Mapplethorpe’s Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984, estimated at $60,000-80,000; Andy Warhol’s Parking Lot Sign, c. 1976-86, estimated at $25,000-35,000; and Joel Sternfeld’s McLean Virginia, December 4, 1978, an oversized dye transfer print from the edition of 10, estimated at $40,000-60,000. Desirable photographs by Helen Levitt, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Lewis Hine and Harry Callahan will also be included in the sale.

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Josef Koudelka, Romania, 1968. Gelatin silver print, printed later. 13 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (34.9 x 54 cm).  Signed in ink in the margin. Estimated at $15,000-20,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Robert Mapplethorpe, Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984. Platinum print. 19 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (49.5 x 50.2 cm).  Signed, dated and numbered 2/3 in pencil in the margin. This work is in the artist's original frame. Estimated at $60,000-80,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Andy Warhol, Parking Lot Sign, c. 1976-86. Four gelatin silver prints stitched together with thread. Each 10 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. (26.7 x 34.6 cm); 21 x 27 1/4 in. (53.3 x 69.2 cm) overall.  Estate of Andy Warhol credit stamps on the verso. Estimated at $25,000-35,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Joel Sternfeld, McLean Virginia, December 4, 1978. Dye transfer print, printed 1985. 27 7/8 x 35 in. (70.8 x 88.9 cm).  Signed, titled, dated, numbered 1/10 and inscribed in ink on the mount. Estimated at $40,000-60,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

Hailed as one of the most influential and prolific American photographers of all time, Irving Penn will be represented with five excellent works, including Cocoa dress (Balenciaga), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Paris, 1950 estimated at $60,000 80,000, Cuzco Children, Peru, December, 1948, estimated at $60,000-80,000; Columbine/Aquilegia vulgaris: William Guiness, New York, 2006, estimated at $25,000-35,000; Crescent Bicorne Hat (Evelyn Tripp), New York, 1949, estimated at $20,000-30,000; and Dahomey Children, 1967, estimated at $18,000-22,000.

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Irving Penn, Cocoa dress (Balenciaga), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Paris, 1950. Platinum-palladium print, printed before 1980. 19 1/4 x 19 3/8 in. (48.9 x 49.2 cm).  Signed, titled, dated, numbered 49/50 in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount. Estimated at $60,000 80,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Irving Penn, Cuzco Children, Peru, December, 1948. Gelatin silver print, printed 2002. 15 1/4 x 15 in. (38.7 x 38.1 cm).  Signed, titled, dated in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 30. Estimated at $60,000-80,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Irving Penn, Columbine/Aquilegia vulgaris: William Guiness, New York, 2006. Pigment print. 21 1/4 x 19 5/8 in. (54 x 49.8 cm).  Signed, titled, dated in ink, copyright credit and edition stamps on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 16. Estimated at $25,000-35,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Irving Penn, Crescent Bicorne Hat (Evelyn Tripp), New York, 1949. Selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 1984. 15 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. (40.3 x 36.5 cm).  Signed, titled, dated in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation and editions stamps on the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 10. Estimated at $20,000-30,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Irving Penn, Dahomey Children, 1967. Gelatin silver print. 13 3/4 x 13 5/8 in. (34.9 x 34.6 cm).  Signed in ink and credit stamp on the reverse of the mount; copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 15. Estimated at $18,000-22,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

Fashion photography will be beautifully represented by both classic and contemporary masters, including nine works by Helmut Newton highlighted with Saddle II, Paris, 1976, estimated at $40,000-60,000; David LaChapelle’s Addicted to Diamonds, 1997, estimated at $40,000-60,000; Herb Ritts’s Versace Dress, Back View, El Mirage, 1990, estimated at $15,000-25,000 and Louis Faurer’s Bowing for the Vogue Collection, Paris, 1972, estimated at $15,000-20,000.

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Helmut Newton, Saddle II, Paris, 1976. Gelatin silver print, printed 1981. 28 1/2 x 41 1/2 in. (72.4 x 105.4 cm).  Signed, titled, dated in ink, copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on the verso. Estimated at $40,000-60,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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David LaChapelle, Addicted to Diamonds, 1997. Color coupler print, Diasec mounted. 66 1/8 x 48 in. (168 x 121.9 cm).  Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 3/3 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the frame. Estimated at $40,000-60,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Herb Ritts, Versace Dress, Back View, El Mirage, 1990. Gelatin silver print. 22 3/8 x 18 5/8 in. (56.8 x 47.3 cm).  Signed, titled, dated, numbered 9/25 in pencil and copyright credit stamp on the reverse of the mount. Estimated at $15,000-25,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Louis Faurer, Bowing for the Vogue Collection, Paris, 1972. Gelatin silver print, printed 1991. 18 1/4 x 14 in. (46.4 x 35.6 cm).  Signed, titled, dated, numbered AP 1/5 and copyright in pencil on the verso. One from an edition of 20 plus 5 artist's proofs. Estimated at $15,000-20,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

This sale will also offer a selection of 25 exceptional prints by legendary French photographer Willy Ronis, whose images captured the charm, magic and joiede- vivre of post-war France. Many of his most recognizable images will be offered, including Les amoureux de la Bastille, Paris, 1957, estimated at $5,000-7,000 and Le petit Parisien, 1952, estimated at $4,000-6,000. Like his colleagues Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Doisneau, Ronis documented the unexpected moments of life where observation and chance resulted in snapshots of Parisian street life that range from humorous to startlingly beautiful.

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Willy Ronis,  Les amoureux de la Bastille, Paris, 1957. Gelatin silver print, printed 2008. 9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. (24.1 x 35.9 cm).  Signed in ink in the margin; initialed, annotated 'tirage 2008' in ink, titled, dated in pencil and copyright credit stamp on the verso. Estimated at $5,000-7,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Willy Ronis, Le petit Parisien, 1952. Gelatin silver print, printed 2005. 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (33.7 x 26 cm).  Signed in ink in the margin; initialed, annotated 'tirage 2005' in ink, titled, dated in pencil and copyright credit stamp on the verso. Estimated at $4,000-6,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

Contemporary photographs include David LaChapelle’s Last Supper (Jesus is my Homeboy), 2003, estimated at $60,000-80,000; Brazilian photographer Vik Muniz’s Venus and Cupid after Antonio Allegri Corregio from Pictures of Junk, 2006, estimated at $30,000-50,000; Ruud Van Empel’s Venus # 3, 2007, estimated at $25,000-35,000 and Lorna Simpson’s Shoe Lover # 3, 1992, estimated at $22,000-28,000 among a wide variety of other established and cutting-edge photographers alike, such as Cindy Sherman, Peter Beard, Erwin Olaf, Elger Esser, Gavin Bond and Ahmet Ertug.

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David LaChapelle, Last Supper (Jesus is my Homeboy), 2003. Color coupler print. 61 1/2 x 119 3/4 in. (156.2 x 304.2 cm).  Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 5/5 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the acrylic flush-mount. Estimated at $60,000-80,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Vik Muniz, Venus and Cupid after Antonio Allegri Corregio from Pictures of Junk, 2006. Color coupler print. 86 x 70 1/4 in. (218.4 x 178.4 cm).  Signed and dated in ink on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the mount. Number 4 from an edition of 6. Estimated at $30,000-50,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Ruud Van Empel, Venus # 3, 2007. Dye destruction print, Diasec mounted. 41 3/8 x 59 in. (105.1 x 149.9 cm).  Signed, titled, dated and numbered 2/7 in ink on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount. Estimated at $25,000-35,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

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Lorna Simpson, Shoe Lover # 3, 1992. Polaroid triptych with two engraved plexiglass plaques. Each 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm).  number 3 from and edition of 4. Estimated at $22,000-28,000. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company

Ten works by lauded Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, each estimated at $4,000-6,000, will be prominently featured. The works were originally published in Personal Sentimentalism in Photography, a compilation marking Araki’s 60th birthday, and reflect the photographer’s celebration of life, love and women.

Other images from Japan include selections from the Jacobson/Hashimoto Collection, which typify the diversity and appeal of Modernist Japanese photography. Featured are works by Koyo Okada, Shikanosuke Yagaki, Iwao Yamawaki, Ryukichi Shibuya; Yoshiyuke Iwase and Fusao Hori.