Thursday 9 December 2010
Selected Photographs from the Estate of Brian Brake
A+O was immensely honoured to have been appointed to catalogue and offer the Estate Collection of Brian Brake, without question one of New Zealand's pre-eminent photographers and artists of the 20th century. Brake's ability to capture the definitive moment was demonstrated repeatedly in the works in the catalogue which spanned his earliest studio portraits,his famous Picasso at the Bullfight suite, images of China and India and his final images of New Zealand Taonga.
It was an auction which again demonstrated how far appreciation for photography has come in recent years as numerous records for the artist were achieved and reset in the one auction.