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Among the rare offerings in Christie's April 15 auction of 19th and 20th century photographs are two unpublished platinum prints, a portrait of Chief Joseph and companion portrait of his nephew Red Thunder. They were photographed by Edward S. Curtis in 1903. Only one or two prints of this image are known to exist. Price value for the Chief Joseph photograph is $20,000 to $25,000. Estimate for the Red Thunder print ranges from $12,000 to $18,000.

Works by other important photographers will also be offered at auction. Photographers, titles of works and estimates are:Paul Strand - "Venice," $60,000 to $80,000; "Toadstool and Grasses," $30,000 to $50,000.

Man Ray - "Rue du Val-de-Grace," $30,000 to $40,000; "The Rose," $20,000 to $30,000.

Herbert Bayer - "In Search of Times Past," estimate upon request.

Wilber Wright - "The First Successful Airplane Flight of the Wright Brothers, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina," $8,000 to $12,000.

Joseph Rosenthal - "Old Glory Goes Up on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima," $6,000 to $8,000.

Mathew B. Brady - Portrait of Robert E. Lee, $5,000 to $7,000.

- The Miniature Art Society of New Jersey recently announced the award winners in its 22nd International Miniature Art Show '92. Among those named were Colleen Parker of Bountiful, who received first place in pencil and pastel for "Sophie's Backyard"; and Merril Hamilton of West Valley City, who won first place on opaque watercolor for "Frozen Stream." The show will be on exhibit from March 29 through April 26 at the "Art On The Avenue" Gallery, Verona, New Jersey.

- The Springville Museum of Art has announced winners of the 20th Annual All-State High School Exhibit. Receiving master's awards were P.J. Woods, Brighton High; Sarah Shelton, Highland High; Ben Behunin, Highland High, and Amy Stoddard, Timpview High.

Ten students received awards of excellence: Aaron Tracy, Bear River High; Madison Smith, Cyprus High; Justin Sant, Cyprus High; Matt McKee, Alta High; Brett Thomas, Davis High; Heather Collins, Pleasant Grove High; John Galloway, Highland High; Amy Barrett, Timpview High; Sabra Farnsworth, Timpview High; and Cory Craig, Ogden High.

Awards of merit went to 24 students from 14 high schools. And Phelix Nez of Tooele and Mike Walton of West won the museum director's award.

- Spring quarter classes at the Salt Lake Art Center School begin Monday, March 30. Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes will be offered in ceramics and photography; they will be taught by qualified instructors. Credits from many of these courses will be honored by area colleges. Registration can be made by mail or in person at the Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West Temple. For more information, call 328-2762.

Lectures, workshops and classes.

March 23-28, 9 p.m. to 5 p.m., Art Shop (east of Springville Museum of Art) - Six-day workshop by Frank Covino in the Italian Renaissance oil painting technique. To reserve space, call 374-0446.

Wednesday, March 25, noon, Salt Lake Art Center - "Eastern Iconic Imagery," gallery talk by Bernard Weiss in conjunction with exhibition "Dreams and Shields."

- By Richard P. Christenson