Friday, November 4, 2011

Baltimore Sun Auctions 7000 Original A. Aubrey Bodine Photographs

The Aubrey Bodine Collection, an amazing collection from the archive of The Baltimore Sun consisting of over 7,000 photos, is to be auctioned on November 19th by Alex Cooper Auctioneers Inc. The collection features stunning original photos from the 50 year career of master photographer and photojournalist A. Aubrey Bodine. Many of the unframed photos have Bodine's handwritten notes on the back directing the production department in reproducing the photo.


Date: November 19th
Time: 11:00am EST
Place: Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Inc.


Bodine worked for the Baltimore Sun for 50 years until his death in 1970. His unique composition and mastery of darkroom techniques garnered worldwide acclaim. His work is the subject of numerous books and commentaries and he won countless awards during his illustrious career.

"This is an incredible collection. Aubrey Bodine was truly amazing in the darkroom," notes Eric Amundson, Director of MMG, "his control over all aspects of the photo process are evident in every print in this collection. I've really enjoyed reading his notes on the backs of the photos noting exactly how he wanted them reproduced in the paper. It shows his love for both the subject and the medium. I'm really excited about bringing this great body of work to the public."

The auction is being held at Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Baltimore's premier auction company. "We felt it was only fitting that Bodine's work, taken largely in and around Maryland, be auctioned in the same place he spent his career, Baltimore, Md." says Amundson.

Buyers will be able to bid via the internet and in person at Cooper's auction gallery located at 908 York Road, Towson, MD 21204. The photos will be available for viewing at the gallery on Nov. 17 and 18 from 10am to 4pm and on Nov. 19th from 9am to 11am. Photos are also available for viewing online. Auction begins at 11:00am EST.

For more information visit:  http://antiques.alexcooper.com or call
(410) 828-4838 for auction details.

Mark your calendars!
November 19th, 2011
11:00am EST





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