HAMMER TIME

I spent part of yesterday evening watching an auction of photographs at Sotheby's in New York.  A really clever web interface but I didn't dare log in just in case I accidentally bid for something.  I would have loved to be able to buy the print of Rue Mouffetard by Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of my all-time heros and exponent of 'the decisive moment', but at $20,000 it was out of my range anyway.  As was the image on the right, Ray Metzker's Composites: Tall Grove of Nudes which at $122,500 sold for more than twice its estimate.  Very fine art indeed.