Model with Tattoo 1920-s, yet Not a Man Ray

While recently an iconic Man Ray print ( Le Violon d’Ingres) sold for $12.4 million at Christie’s, nearly tripling the record for the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction, our vintage print from an anonymous photographer, produced for Underwood& Underwood in the same time period, is available at an easier affordable price.

The tattoos on the back of the model showing a mouse, a cat and a dog are of symbolic character and we wonder, whether the model and photographer were either aware of the Man Ray image, or whether it was just a coincidence, that the pose of the model, styling and visual appeal show such a similar approach.

If you are interested in acquiring the image, please contact us at

Thank you for your interest.

Rolf Goellnitz

Onion by Josef Sudek


Josef Sudek

(1896 – 1976) Czech


Vintage Silver Gelatin Contact Print 1950-1954
3,5×4.7 in, on 6.6×8.8 in
Sudek in pencil in the margin
At lower right
The verso inscribed with Angela VI with a pencil.
Mounted in a mat.
Some light oxidation along the edges outside the image
The lower left marginal corner slightly bent, with a tiny fold in
the margin at upper right.

Print is sold from a private collection.

Literature/ Reference:

Sudek , Onion 1950 -54, Panorama, Josef Sudek, 1st. Edition, 1982, pg.110

Price: $9,800
Buyer is requested to pay also applicable tax, shipping and insurance. Shipping with FedEx, only.

Graciela Iturbide – Bateke


Vintage Photographs by Graciela Iturbide

(4 signed silver gelatin prints)

Poems in French by Aimé Césaire and Alvaro Mutis,

unpublished Spanish translation by Alvaro Mutis

Graphic design by Andres Mengs

Tray case made of natural linen

15 x 12 x 0.8 inches, An edition of 40 copies. This offer is Ed. # 24/40

It was the idea of the Colombian writer Alvaro Mutis to bring together
different ends of the Caribbean Basin and Mexico with the French
Antilles. He had been commissioned by the writer Octavio Paz in the 60s,
to translate for a Mexican literary magazine some texts by the two
prominent ” defenders of the African spirit”, the writers Aimé Césaire
and Edouard Glissant. The publishers proposed to the Mexican
photographer Graciela Iturbide to illustrate these texts, and she
instantaneously found in those words themes that were dear to her.


Please note: Buyer has also to pay applicable Taxes, shipping, insurance.

Thank you very much for your interest.


Vintage and More.

International Modern Classic and Contemporary Photographs at The OMC Gallery.

Check out this link and find out about a fine selection of Vintage and contemporary B/W photographs from private collections. Currently available exclusively at The OMC Gallery. Like to know specifics or a price of a print, just send us an email to

Thank you for your interest.

The OMC Gallery Team

Vintage on Display

Wake UP America! Photograph by ACME NEWS PICTURES Inc. Feb 15, 1937. Quote on verso: “The picture shows McClelland Barclay, a noted illustrator, working on a poster with Virginia Moore as model. Barcley liked to work with Miss Moore so much that he decided to make it a permanent combination, and they will be married soon. It is his third matrimonial venture and his wifie’s first. ” The photograph is included in an exhibition at THE OMC GALLERY, where since June 14  a selection of about 200 B/W Vintage Photographs, featuring the period between the 1920s to the 1970s, is on display. The photographs, which were taken by famous, lesser known and anonymous artists, cover a variety of subjects: Fashion, Hollywood, still life, Burlesque, cars, interior design, documentary, nudes, advertising, portrait, architecture, Pictorialism, landscape, movies. Exhibition will be over July 30, 2014. Age Suitability: 18 (ID Required)

Jacqueline Kennedy in Greece - Hellas Press Photo, Courtesy of The OMC Gallery

Jacqueline Kennedy in Greece – Hellas Press Photo, Courtesy of The OMC Gallery

Anonymous - Advertising Image for Goodrich Tires - Courtesy of The OMC Gallery

Anonymous – Advertising Image for Goodrich Tires – Courtesy of The OMC Gallery

Maurice Seymour, Chicago - 1940s - Diane van Dyne, Burlesque Dancer

Maurice Seymour, Chicago – 1940s – Diane van Dyne, Burlesque Dancer

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