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#0010 Iris Apfel by Ruven Afanador

Ruven Afanador is an internationally renowned photographer of limitless imagination, powerful vision and profound sense of self. His work is distinguished by an opulent classicism nuanced by an irreverent point of view. His idiosyncratic visual language is informed by the fierce emotion and lavish style of his Latin American heritage, filtered by an exquisitely mannered elegance saturated with singular erotic charge.

Value

$2,000
Minimum
Bid


$400
Current
Bid

$800



#0020 Early Morning at the Talat; Khrunthep by Ashley Elizabeth Alexander 

12" x 17" 

Ash Alexander grew up between Berkeley, CA and Bangkok. She is now based in Los Angeles completeing her B.A. at Art Center College of Design and Imaging. Alexander’s personal work often explores her mixed identity and transnational upbringing. Once a year, she travels to Thailand to see her mother and reconnect with her community there. Each visit she saves one evening to spend a night at her friend’s painting studio on the outskirts of Bankok (“Khrunthep”). As part of this tradition, they wake up before sunrise to head to the market (“talat”). Afterwards, they all around the nearby park’s lake as the day begins. In this photograph, you see a man fishing in the lake, basking in the early morning light.

Value

$450
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$200
Current
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$200



#0030 Where Air and Aether Meet by Tanya Alexis

8" x 12"

Giclée Print Hahnemühle Museum Etching Paper

Created in Los Angeles as the storm clouds cleared.

Tanya Alexis' passion, curiosity and patience keep her walking around a city for hours on end, many days a week; aware, watching, waiting for all the elements to collide. She does not hesitate when taking the perfect opportunity to click the shutter, and it shows in her beautiful work.


Value

$600
Minimum
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$300


#0040 The Sun Dancers, South Dakota, 2018 by Deborah Anderson

13" x 19"

One of twenty.

The photo was taken in 2018 on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota as part of a Feature Documentary film project called Women Of The White Buffalo and. The photo was taken.

This film has the capacity to shed light on the complex stories and increasingly urgent issues all Indigenous peoples face in todays society. It is a tangible call to action with the ability to engage audiences in this critical conversation, and to serve as a conduit for deeper understanding of the crisis Indigenous peoples - and ultimately all of us - are now facing in the current climate of the world.

Deborah Anderson brings together her achievements in every area of her creative body of work from over the past 15 years as a world renowned photographer, artist and art director to delve into the world of documentary film making. She is best known for her work as a photographic and film artist with the release of three fine art books to date - "A photographer whose distinctive sensuality is located somewhere between classic French erotica and Helmut Newton" (Los Angeles Times). Her work has graced the covers of albums and magazines, the walls of infamous hotels and private homes worldwide with an expansive A list clientele


Value

$1,250
Minimum
Bid


$500
Current
Bid

$500



#0060 Qualia by Michael A. Baker

16" x 20"

Pigment Inkjet Print, Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta Paper

Michael A. Baker has been working in the photo industry for over 25 years. Using his extensive knowledge in a wide range of photographic techniques, from classic film cameras and darkroom printing to the latest in digital cameras and high end inkjet printing, he creates unique dreamlike portraits.

www.michaelaaronbaker.com


Value

$800
Minimum
Bid


$200
Current
Bid

$250



#0070 Red Stairs - Oaxaca by Robin Becker 

15" x 12"

Color Photo Collage, Archival Print

“Red Stairs”- Oaxaca, is from a new series of work about Oaxaca, Mexico.  The photo collage image shows beautiful red stairs, and tells a story of those who have walked the steps.  Unevenly placed, layered, hand-built terra cotta, the steps bring all who have climbed closer to the sky above. 

Robin Becker has exhibited her work internationally and nationally including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Tucson Museum, Tucson, AZ; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Arizona State University Museum Gallery, Tempe, AZ; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Museum Gallery, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Mitchell Museum Main Gallery, Mt Vernon, ILL; Southern Illinois University Museum at Fanner Hall, Carbondale, IL; and in Japan: the Aoyma Gallery, Aoyma, Japan; Nakazawa Gallery and the Heartland Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.


Value

$600
Minimum
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$150
Current
Bid

$300



#0080 Passing Through by Cyndi Bemel 

11.75" xx 17.25"

Archival Giclée Print on Fine Art Paper

Stopping in the middle of the Antelope Valley, everything seems possible on a desolate road.

 

bright white light 

blown out

the color on the edge

of a new beginning

 

ascending outward

into a sense of peace and tranquility

 

an empty space

to compete with ones own imagination

quiet, clean & reflective

 

Storytelling is at the cornerstone of what inspires me. My long-time passion for photography started with my frist Kodak Instamatic 110 camera. Since then, my camera has been my trusty companion reflecting the complexity and adversity in the world around me. My work spans all types of photography from portraiture, street/sports, photojournalism and fine art photography. I’m energized to capture the spontaneous humor and peculiarities which leads me to move through the world with a youthful eye of awe and wonder. I seek out the unusual and pride myself on finding the un-findable, whether it’s in my own backyard or in the middle of some small village on the Thai/Myanmar border.


Value

$650
Minimum
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$325
Current
Bid

$375



#0090 Uptown Saturday Night (Lenny Kravitz, Denzel Washington, Sidney Poiter) by Mathieu Bitton

11" x 14"

Archival Inkjet

February 19, 2016, on the eve of Sidney Poitier’s 89th birthday, I was invited over to the Poitier résidence to shoot some photos of the legend with Lenny and Denzel as well as to show Mr. Poitier some rare posters from my black film poster collection. He was blown away by the collection. It put him in a great happy mood which can be seen here. Signed by artist. 1 of 1.

Lenny Kravitz, Jack White, Prince, Sting, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Jane’s Addiction, Bob Marley, Quincy Jones, James Brown, George Clinton, Earth Wind & Fire, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Dolly Parton… the list of musicians whose albums or other artwork feature art and/or photography by Grammy nominee and Leica camera ambassador Mathieu Bitton, reads like an eclectic Who’s Who of music history. In addition to shooting music icons, he’s photographed a stunning array of entertainment legends including Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Sidney Potier and serving as official photographer for comedian Dave Chappelle (most recently working on the just-released Netflix special “Sticks & Stones”), as well as capturing compelling scenes and intimate portraits of everyday lives.


Value

$2,000
Minimum
Bid


$500
Current
Bid

$500



#0100 Untitled Hollywood Sign by Sean Black 

4" x 6" 

Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta

Sean Black is an HIV+ artist, college educator and a journalist working in the fields of social justice and sexual health.  His photographs and writings document and explore life and the human experience with the intent of presenting thought-provoking content. His decade-long tenure as Senior Editor with A&U: America’s AIDS Magazine afforded him the opportunity to work with a number of luminaries in the fight against AIDS including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue, Debra Messing, Gilles Marini, Julie Newmar, and many others; thus growing the publication’s mission of collecting, archiving, publishing and distributing the art, activism, and current events emanating from the AIDS pandemic. He has lectured about his work nationally at galleries and museums and is a full-time instructor at the University of Miami where he received his MFA in 2012.

Value

$500
Minimum
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$250
Current
Bid

$450



#0110 Are We Men? by Moshe Brakha

24" x 24"

Born in Israel, and reborn in Hollywood, Moshe Brakha has been captivating the photographic and television worlds with his cutting edge classic photography and film for over three decades. His work has been featured prominently in Entertainment Weekly, Details, Newsweek, GenLux and Condé Nast Traveler. He has won numerous awards for both his print and television work. In May 2009, Moshe’s work became the subject of the special presentation,” Occupation Dreamer,” the first exhibit at the venerable Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Value

$2,000
Minimum
Bid


$500
Current
Bid

$500


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