2021 Print Auction: Celebrating 40 Years of HCP
The year 2021 marks 40 years of Houston Center for Photography. Our annual print auction has been the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts since the center’s founding. It originally began as a small event at The Paradise Bar and Grill, a restaurant owned by local art collectors, Betty and Freck Fleming. Local curators, such as Clint Willour, served as the auctioneer, creating bidding frenzies for emerging and iconic artists alike.
While this year may look different, HCP is proud to continue our mission of providing education and opportunities to students and artists of all ages.
The gallery contains all the work that will be auctioned off during our live virtual event held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 6:00 pm CST with auctioneer Sarah Krueger, Head of Department, Photographs at Phillips New York.
Gallery visits are by appointment only. If you find something you love, you will be able to bid online beginning February 4 on Artsy.
SILENT AUCTION LOT 55AVISHEH MOHSENIN (HOUSTON, TX) Resurface Excavation.40 (2018, Printed 2020) From the series Resurface Metal Print, Archival Aluminum Edition 2 of 3 24 x 20 inches Courtesy of the artist and Heidi Vaughan Fine Art avishehmohseninart.com Signed on recto in marker Retail value $2,5000
SILENT AUCTION LOT 35JULIE BROOK ALEXANDER (HOUSTON, TX) Artichoke and Fennel (2019, Printed 2020) From the series Savoring Archival Inkjet Print Edition 2 of 7 16 x 22 inches (image) Courtesy of the artist and Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc. juliebrookalexander.com Signed on verso in pencil Retail value $1,500
SILENT AUCTION LOT 29JACINDA RUSSELL (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Imogen Cunningham, Received and Returned (2017, Printed 2018) From the series Known and Unknown Collaborations with Interlibrary Loan Archival Pigment Print Edition 1 of 5 14.25 x 22.5 inches (image) Courtesy of the artist jacindarussell.com Signed on verso in ink Retail value $600
SILENT AUCTION LOT 28PAUL HESTER (FAYETTEVILLE, TX) The Intersection between gender, class, race (1994) From the series Interventions Gelatin Silver Print and Thread Unique 11.625 x 10.875 inches (image) Courtesy of the artist and Hardaway Photographers photogypsies.com Signed on verso in pencil Retail value $2,000
SILENT AUCTION LOT 26GAY BLOCK (SANTA FE, NM) Zofia Baniecka, Poland/Staten Island (1986, Printed 2011) From the series Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust Archival Inkjet Print Edition 3 of 10 25.75 x 21 inches (image) Courtesy of the artist gayblock.com Signed on verso in pencil Retail value $1,000
SILENT AUCTION LOT 21ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN (1915 – 1985) EDust Storm, Cimmaron County, Oklahoma, 1936 (c.1936, Printed later) Gelatin Silver Print Edition 231 of 300 19 x 19 inches (image) Courtesy of donor Patrica Eifel Signed and numbered in pencil, with Falk Leeds blindstamp on print recto Retail value $3,000
LIVE AUCTION LOT 10MARY ELLEN BARTLEY (SAG HARBOR, NY) Wedge Cover (2017, Printed 2020) From the series Library Copies Archival Pigment Print Edition 1 of 7 18 x 14 inches (image) Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery maryellenbartley.com Signed on signature label in ink Retail value $3,000
LIVE AUCTION LOT 9LORI NIX AND KATHLEEN GERBER (CINCINNATI, OH) Vacuum Showroom (2006, Printed 2013) From the series The City Chromogenic Print Edition 6 of 15 20 x 24 inches (image) Courtesy of the artist and ClampArt Gallery, New York lorinix.net Signed on verso with ink on label Retail value $3,500
LIVE AUCTION LOT 7DEMETRIUS OLIVER (NEW YORK, NY) Engine (2006, Printed 2020) Digital Chromogenic Print Mounted to Sintra Edition 4 of 10 14.125 x 12.375 inches (image) Courtesy of the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston demetriusoliver.com Signed on certificate of authenticity in ink Retail value $2,000
LIVE AUCTION LOT 6FRED BALDWIN (HOUSTON, TX) 17 year-old Benjamin Van Clark leads Beach High School students in civil rights march in Savannah, GA. (1963, Printed 2020) From the series Civil Rights 1963 Archival Pigment Print Unique 14 x 11 inches (image) Courtesy of the artist Signed on recto in ink Retail value $5,000
- May 6, 2021