Garner, Philippe (1 of 8). Oral History of British Photography

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    National Sound Archive, London

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    Garner, Philippe, 1949- (speaker, male)

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    Haworth-Booth, Mark, 1941- (speaker, male)

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    Performer notes : Philippe Garner is best known as Sotheby's expert on photography. He pioneered photography in the auction-houses of the world in the early 1970s. He is also an expert on art nouveau and art deco, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable collector of fine photographs in his own right, and a prolific writer on fashion photography. His most dramatic sale of photographs was the Helene Anderson sale of avant-garde photography of the 1920s, held in Spring in 1997.

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Since the original description was written Philippe moved on from Sotheby's and is now international director of photography at Christie's based in London.

Posted by Michael Pritchard , De Montfort University on 08/12/2008 20:33:00