artnet Auctions Presents: Contemporary American Photographs

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Live sale on artnet Auctions, October 29 through November 7, 2013.

Ryan McGinley Over the Ledge, New York, 2000 C-print 30 x 40 inches Est. US$9,000–14,000

artnet Auctions is thrilled to present an auction of over 30 works of by renowned Contemporary American photographers such as Alex Prager, Marilyn Minter, Ryan McGinley, Adam Fuss, Gregory Crewdson, Larry Sultan, Cathrine Opie, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Thomas Allen, Miranda Lichtenstein, and Christopher Bucklow. Works in this sale have estimates ranging from US$1,500 to 40,000.

The sale features Ryan McGinley’s photograph Over the Ledge, New York (2000), estimated at US$9,000–14,000. McGinley’s success in capturing the precious window of young adulthood and the freedom of recklessness is demonstrated in Over the Ledge, which depicts a figure balanced over a rooftop ledge. The weight of his body seemingly pulls the figure off the side of the building, yet his hands keep him firmly on the right side of gravity, and the resulting image is one of buoyancy.

Another highlight of the sale is Pink Bra (Pam Anderson) (2007) by Marilyn Minter, estimated at US$12,000–15,000. Pink Bra (Pam Anderson) leaves little to the imagination, showing sex icon, Pamela Anderson frothy with bubbles and steamy with desire, her pink bra soaked with soap and water. Pink Bra (Pam Anderson) is both powerful and provocative in typical Minter style.

Contemporary American Photographs is live on artnet Auctions from October 29 to November 7, and on view at

For more information about this sale, please contact artnet Auctions specialist:

Bree Hughes
Associate Specialist, Photographs
Tel. +1-212-497-9700 ext. 121

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