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May 3rd, 2006

AG publishes ‘Fine Print Photogravure’

AG, The International Journal of Photographic Art and Practice has published an article in its Spring 2006 issue, Number 43, entitled Fine Print Photogravure.

Written by Matt Baily, the article offers a brief overview of the history and technique of photogravure and the compelling reasons that many master photographers are turning to it before the much more accessible digital options available today.

Matt currently works with one of today’s leaders in photogravure printing, Paul Taylor at the Renaissance Press.

May 1st, 2006

Christie’s holds its first rare photobook auction

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Acknowledging the rapidly growing interest in rare photobooks, Christie’s is holing its first ever photo book auction (RARE PHOTOBOOKS, Sale 7228 May 18, 2006, London, King Street). 

The sale contains many fine examples of rare books illustrated with hand-pulled photogravures including Laure Albin-Guillot’s, Micrographie Decorative (4,000 – 6,000 British pounds) and Alvin Langdon Coburn’s, A Door in the Wall and Other Stories (1,000-1,500 British pounds). A highlight of the auction is a rare, signed first edition of The Steichen Book, published in 1906 (40,000-60,000 British pounds).  The book contains 29 photogravures of Steichen’s best work including The Pond- Moonrise which recently set the world record price for a photograph when it sold for $2,928,000.