National Geographic selling famous photographs

A small selection of National Geographic’s photos and paintings will be up for auction in December, marking the first time the institution sold any of its collections. 

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“Afghan Girl” is up for sale and is expected to fetch $30,000-$50,000

 

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“A diver swims with an octopus, whose arms measured three feet long, Mediterranean Sea” is expected to get around $3000. 

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“A Nunamiut boy, Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska” is expected to sell for $3000.

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From the Royal Geographical Society of Edmund Hillary on Mount Everest is expected to sell around $2,000

The auction is is entitled “The National Geographic Collection: The Art of Exploration” and will auction around 240 pieces. These pieces are from the 1800s to the present and include photographs and paintings. 

I found it interesting that this is the first time National Geographic is selling its works to the public.  I wonder if its because of the failing economy?  The article says National Geographic is doing this to celebrate their legacy and give people a chance to buy some history. But the auction is expected to make around $3 million, so I think its a little more than celebrating their legacy.

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by | October 23, 2012 · 4:13 pm

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