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Polaroid Collection at auction


Polaroid Collection at auction


Jun 21, 2010

Polaroid is previewing an array of fashion and art photographs for its upcoming sale at Sotheby's

  of “Photographs from the Polaroid Collection.”

Snapshots by David Bailey, Guy Bourdain, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Beard, Helmut Newton, Deborah Turbeville, Lorna Simpson and Robert Heinecken are among the pieces for sale. One-thousand images — many small as a pack of cigarettes and others large as a doorway — are now on display on six floors of the Upper East Side auction house.

The preview runs through June 21. The June 21 and 22 sale is expected to fetch between $7.2 million and $11.1 million. Warhol’s Polaroids of Farrah Fawcett and Bianca Jagger are expected to fetch $5,000 to $7,000 each, and Beard’s two framed photos of a youthful Iman are estimated between $10,000 and $15,000