Eadweard Muybridge, Diverse group of 125 plates from the seminal Animal Locomotion, 1887. Sold for $81,000 on October 22, 2009.
Photographs by Eadweard Muybridge, who used a series of 24 parallel cameras with trip-wire triggers to photograph each stage of a horse's stride in order to determine whether or not a horse's legs completely leave the ground when galloping, have been successes at Swann's Photographs auctions throughout the 2009-2010 auction season. A group of 125 plates from his iconic Animal Locomotion series sold for $81,000 on October 22, 2009.
Through July 18th, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. is hosting the first-ever retrospective of all of Muybridge's photographic work, featuring more than 300 objects, and including the only surviving Zoopraxiscope, his 1879 apparatus to project moving images.