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September 27, 2006

Sotheby’s for Soth

Filed under: photographs (not mine) — alecsothblog @ 11:12 pm


I had a quick look at the Sotheby’s catalogue for the October 17 photography auction. So much to covet. If I had the money, I’d put together a show on women. Click here to see my edit. Total cost = $150,000


  1. Reminds me of a section in the Margulies Collection in Miami. If anyone is around Miami ever I highly recommend a visit or two (its huge). Alec, Maybe he would let you curate a selection out of his collection over Art Basel this year? just a thought at 1:30am….

    Comment by Harlan Erskine — September 28, 2006 @ 12:31 am

  2. Not a bad idea Harlan. The problem is that I don’t want to merely curate, I wan’t to OWN.

    Comment by Alec Soth — September 28, 2006 @ 6:47 am

  3. great pictures. all striking for different reasons.

    Comment by j zorn — September 28, 2006 @ 7:59 am

  4. Owning is a tricky game-not many photographers have $150,000 in pocket change. Maybe you could justify the purchase as retirement investment? Photography always looks better then 401K statements.

    Comment by Harlan Erskine — September 28, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

  5. That Avedon is spectacular.

    Comment by Eric Hancock — September 28, 2006 @ 7:27 pm

  6. Yes, I think the Avedon is My favorite. I remember when they showed me that picture in University. I think I remember the Professor telling me that Avedon had been shooting her for sometime and not linking anything. The n at the end of the shoot he popped that frame off when she was tired form the day. If I could only buy one of these I think I would go for that picture. I think the collector with a sense sense of humor would go for big white ass.

    Comment by Harlan Erskine — September 28, 2006 @ 8:03 pm

  7. The Avedon is just incredible. I love the Man Ray too, but don’t know if I’d wanna live with it. They’re all great. Sigh.
    (PS, Alec, addicted to your blog, you’re doing a great job.)

    Comment by Jen Bekman — September 28, 2006 @ 8:35 pm

  8. […] Photographer Alec Soth’s new blog is delightful. His recent post of images he’s coveting from the Sotheby’s catalog of their upcoming Photography auction is a perfect example of why. • • • […]

    Pingback by Personism»Blog Archive » SOTHeby’s — September 28, 2006 @ 8:42 pm

  9. i used to OWN one of yours, but didn’t get it in the divorce ….

    Comment by XMRS — September 29, 2006 @ 4:17 pm

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