Rago Photographs Featuring the Dan Berley Estate 2008


Title: Rago Photographs: featuring works from the estate of dan berley

Auction held in: Lambertville, N.J.

Sale Date: 11/21/08

No. of Lots: 300

No. of Pages: 142

Condition: Excellent

Dan Berley was a pioneer collector and a publisher of limited edition photography portfolios. He began collecting in the early 1960s, one of a few individuals who recognized photography as a serious art form at that time. He curated an extensive personal collection of 19 th and 20th century photography before his death at 81 in 2006 and co-published fine art photography portfolios with famed dealer Lee Witkin under the imprimatur Witkin Berley, Ltd. Gallery owner Howard Greenberg was a close friend to Berley and was asked by the family to take charge of his collection after Berley died in January 2006.

�Dan was, above all else, an arbiter of taste,� said Howard Greenberg. �His collecting reflected an appreciation for a broad range of photography and one could make a strong case that he was the creator of the modern photography portfolio, I believe that the �provenance� of the Dan Berley Collection will come to be seen as an important one.�

�I dare say you won�t find images this desirable with such attractive presale estimates at any of the
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