U.S. 285, New Mexico

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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    The Americans, no. 36
    Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, pp. 253, 469, 470, Contact no. 36
    Frank, The Lines of My Hand, n.p.
    'The Highway: Four Photographs by Robert Frank,' Current, November 1960, p. 33
    U. S. Camera, 1958, p. 100

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Long shot of night road arrowing forlorn into immensities and flat of impossible-to-believe America."  Jack Kerouac, introduction to The Americans

  • Artist Bio

    Robert Frank

    Swiss • 1924

    As one of the leading visionaries of mid-century American photography, Robert Frank has created an indelible body of work, rich in insight and poignant in foresight. In his famed series The Americans, Frank travelled the United States, capturing the parade of characters, hierarchies and imbalances that conveyed his view of the great American social landscape.

    Frank broke the mold of what was considered successful documentary photography with his "snapshot aesthetic." It is Frank's portrayal of the United States through grit and grain that once brought his work to the apex of criticism, but has now come to define the art of documentary photography.

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U.S. 285, New Mexico

1955-1956
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
13 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. (34.3 x 23.8 cm)
Signed in ink the margin.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

sold for $100,000

Contact Specialist
Caroline Deck
Head of Sale, Senior Specialist

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas

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