Bruce Davidson - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "Most of my pictures are compassionate, gentle and personal. They tend to let the viewer see for himself. They tend not to preach. And they tend not to pose as art."
    —Bruce Davidson

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist, 1970

    • Literature

      Davidson, Circus, cover
      Davidson, Outside Inside, Vol. I, p. 59 there titled The dwarf and the Clyde Beatty Circus


Jimmy Armstrong, 'The Dwarf,' Palisades, New Jersey, USA

Gelatin silver print, printed no later than 1970.
9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (24.8 x 16.5 cm)
Signed and dated in pencil in the margin; signed, titled 'Jimmy Armstrong - Clown' and dated in pencil on the verso.

Full Cataloguing

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $6,048

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs, New York

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 12 October 2022