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50 Cent Tag Sale Discovery Excites Worldwide Photo Collector Market
“50 cent tag sale” discovery excites worldwide photo collector market. A recently discovered cache of harold edgerton’s rare photographs of golf science hits the auction block october 15, 2007 at sothebys. New york.
By: Paul S Caruso Consultants
Irene Garjian, an avid “tag sale” aficionado, is hoping her dream comes true. “I just can’t believe what is happening. Everyone envisions finding that very valuable item at a tag sale or at a local garage sale and my dream has come true. I feel like I am on the “Antiques Road Show”. When I discovered that Harold Edgerton was such an influence in the world of photography, I knew I had to find out more,” stated Irene Garjian.
In 1931, Harold Edgerton, an electrical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, perfected the stroboscope, a device which produced a controlled burst of intense light. The stroboscope allowed him to photograph objects in motion - such as a speeding bullet, resulting in images that attest to both the beauty of the everyday and the wonders of science. Edgerton succeeds in making the invisible visible, by capturing moments in time, previously unattainable. This is the legacy of Edgerton, he made time stand still. (1)
Edgerton's fascination with bodies in motion have brought the golf world such classics photographs as "The Sweet Swing" by Bobby Jones, 1938 and "Densmore Shute Bends the Shaft, 1938. When Jones, regarded as one of the top golfers in the history of the game, and A.G. Spalding were engineering the first set of matched clubs in the 1930's, Edgerton was there to do the storbe photography to document the magic that happens when a human with a golf club connects with a ball. Some of the amazing results of "art meets science" are captured in these rare, original 13 photographs up for auction.
The Collection goes on sale October 15, 2007 at Sothebys, New York City.
Andra Russek, Senior Cataloguer, Photographs Department
Sotheby's New York
1334 York Avenue, New York, New York 10021
7 Fairfield Ave, Easthampton, MA 01027
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