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Early British Photographers sale for a COVID-19 cause

Hans P Kraus Jr, the New York based dealer and galler,  had been looking forward to welcoming Paris Photo to New York, in partnership with AIPAD, for the first time.  In light of the postponed event it is presenting it first E-list, a selection of images by British artists to entice, to inspire or merely to distract. They vary in subject matter and introduce the viewer to some of the photographic processes, invented nearly two centuries ago: salt print, cyanotype, albumen, carbon, and photogravure. The magic of the negative is represented in their paper, mica and glass forms. There is a fine stereoscopic diapositive on glass of the moon⁠—someplace we might all rather be just now. 

Ten per cent of the revenue from these sales will be donated to NYC Health + Hospitals in support of our healthcare workers as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic. 

See the list here.


Anna ATKINS (English, 1799-1871)
"Pteris Sagittaria", circa 1851-1854
Cyanotype photogram
25.9 x 20.2 cm
Handwritten title within the plate. Watermark "J Whatman Turkey Mill 1851"

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Comment by Paul Hill on April 5, 2020 at 15:00

What a fantastically generous gesture, Hans. Wonderful work too. Be in touch 

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