Henri Le Secq - Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin), cathédrale Notre Dame: portail de gauche, détail de trois Vertus terrassant les Vices
Henri Cartier-Bresson - Marseilles, France
Peter Beard - Untitled Diary Page
Anonymous - Young Academic Wearing Robe, Posed Beside a Large Book
Edouard Boubat - Petite Fille aux Feuilles Mortes  (Little Girl with Dead Leaves)
Lisa Holden - The Poets (Lilith Series)

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Auction News: Big Three Houses Increase Buyer's Premiums Again; Sotheby's Kills off Buyer's Premium for Online-Only Auctions, and Launches New Contemporary/Post War Photography Sale

The big three auction houses are raising most of their buyer's fees once again.

Sotheby's was first up this time with its increases. As of November 1, 2017, Sotheby’s Buyer’s…

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Featured Exhibit

Louis-Émile Durandelle: The New Paris Opera

By Alex Novak

Louis-Émile Durandelle was born on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1839 in Verdun, France.

Durandelle was in partnership with Hyacinthe Cesare Delmaet in Paris. In 1862 Delmaet died. Delmaet's…

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Collecting Resources

The Insider's Guide to Selling Photographs

Besides historical and aesthetic considerations, most photography collectors ultimately will face the real economic issue of both buying and selling images.

Few of us merely inherit a collection and then pass…

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