Rauschenberg's Cracked Surface holds $40,000 estimate at Dreweatts

Robert Rauschenberg's Cracked Surface and Rivets I, a unique work from 1989, is the lead lot in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Photographs & Photobooks sale, to be held on November 22 in London.

Robert Rauschenberg cracked surface
Rauschenberg's work is characterised by his use of unusual mediums

The piece is unique, made from a bleached Polaroid mounted on aluminium. It is valued at £20,000-25,000 ($31,876-39,846).

The sale offers a range of photography from top names, as well as iconic images of stars such as Kate Moss and the Beatles.

Richard Avedon's 1965 shot of Jean Shrimpton will see the second highest bids, estimated at £15,000-20,000 ($23,907-31,876).

Paul Fraser Collectibles has a superb selection of signed photographs for sale, as well as a signed book by Yousuf Karsh.

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