Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Editions & Photography Winter 2021

Thu, Feb 18, 2021 12:00PM EST
Lot 657

Collection of 230+ Vintage Erotic Photos, 5x7 Male Nudes

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $25,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: unknown/various, some possibly Bruce Bellas (1909-1974), aka Bruce of Los Angeles
Marking(s); notes: handwritten notations/names to reverse of most
Country of origin; materials: country of origin unknown; photograph
Dimensions (H, W, D): photos: 5"x7" (orientation varies); binder 11.75"h, 11.5"w, 2"d
Additional Information: Lot is comprised of approximately two hundred thirty nude/semi-nude erotic photographs of men in a variety of settings in a binder with protective sleeves. The photos are undated, but condition suggests age/long term storage. Provenance: Consignor purchased the collection of photos offered as lots 656-658 from an estate in Schenectady, New York. Several later additions to the collection include the consignor's purchase documents.

Modern/Contemporary Art, Design & Luxury Winter 2021: 3 Sales
Thu. 1.28 - The LUXE Sale: jewelry, handbags, scarves & vertu
Sat. 2.06 - Modern/Contemporary Art & Design
Thu. 2.18 - Editions & Photography

Please direct any questions and/or consignment inquiries to overall very good, some handling wear and corner bends, and some with some undulation to the paper (this is an extensive collection; please refer to the detail photos in the listing, and do not hesitate to inquire with any specific questions)