Rare Henry Miller and Coco Chanel photographs sell online for charity

Collectors will have a chance to bid online for a collection of high-end photographic prints and books on Monday, October 3. The internet sale will be facilitated by Proxibid.

The live auction features auctioneer Denise Bethel, senior vice president and director of the Photographs Department at Sotheby's New York.

All sales will benefit the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

More than 50 historic and contemporary photographs will be available for online bidding, donated by artists, dealers and collectors. Collectors from across the globe will have the opportunity to bid live online on celebrated pieces.

These include:
• Lot A: Henry Miller, Writer, Pacific Palisades, California, September 24, 1968, by Richard Avedon, Gelatin silver print
• Lot 6: Frida (Blue Dress), Nickolas Muray, 1938, Carbon pigment print
• Lot 20: The Whole Day on the Beach (Summertime in Egypt), F.C. Gundlach, 1966, Dye transfer print
• Lot 21: Coco Chanel 1962, Douglas Kirkland, 1962, Archival pigment print
• Lot 34: Martha Graham: Lamentation, 1935, Barbara Morgan, 1935, Gelatin silver print.

"The George Eastman House 2011 Benefit Auction features the biggest names of photography," said Dr. Anthony Bannon, the Ron and Donna Fielding Director of George Eastman House.

American novelist and painter Henry Miller photographed by
Richard Avedon in California, 1968

"For more than 60 years George Eastman House has showcased and supported photography, and now, for this auction, we turned to the photography world to help the museum.

"We are overwhelmed by how enthusiastically all have embraced this effort by donating rare and celebrated works, which are desired by collectors worldwide. Proxibid is helping us to make bidding on these photographs easy and fun, as if you are with us in New York City."

George Eastman house is the world's oldest museum of photography, and also serves as an educational institution and centre for preservation, offering degree-granting graduate programs in photographic and motion picture film preservation.

Proceeds raised in this auction will enable the museum to maintain its extensive collections of photographs, camera technology, motion pictures and related objects.

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