Photography & Paul Blanca Auction
Multi-consignor auction
21 March 2016
Herengracht 458, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Adams has the pleasure to present a sale of


We have selected more than 200 photographs by leading artists, most of which are signed, often vintage and printed in small editions. Besides Dutch masters such as Piet Zwart, Ata Kando, Ed van der Elsken, Rineke Dijkstra, Erwin Olaf and Desiree Dolron we offer works by Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Helmut Newton, Ron Galella, Nikki Lee, Spencer Tunick, Katerina Belkina, Nobuyoshi Araki and Martin Parr. And famous subjects too: the auction also features an unknown portrait of Isadora Duncan and a remarkable collection of 74 photos taken during the recordings of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Satyricon etc. – with Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg a.o.

Lot 112: Erwin Olaf. €2.000 - 4.000. Realised: € 4.200

Paul Blanca

Directly after the first Photography session we will sell 72 photos by Paul Blanca, one of the most singular and versatile photographers of our time. None other than Robert Mapplethorpe called him "my only competitor". Making raw portraits and absolutely original compositions and installations, carving figures in human flesh, painting with heroin, printing with bull's blood, Paul Blanca did it all. This first sale fully dedicated to his work provides a captivating impression of the oeuvre of a unique artist.

Lot 352: Paul Blanca. € 700 - 900. Realised: € 1.100