Consuelo Kanaga - Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection New York Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Christie’s, New York, 5 October 1995, lot 335
    Page Imageworks, San Francisco, as agent

  • Exhibited

    Object Lessons: Masterworks of Modernist Photography from Three Bay Area Collections, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 7 December 1995 - 10 March 1996
    Collected, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, 2 May 2016 - 31 January 2017

  • Literature

    Pier 24 Photography, Collected, p. 102 (this print)
    Millstein and Lowe, Consuelo Kanaga: An American Photographer, p. 63
    Heyman, Seeing Straight: The f.64 Revolution in Photography, pl. 77

  • Catalogue Essay

    The image offered here was likely one of two photographs by Consuelo Kanaga included in the exhibition A Showing of Hands, held at San Francisco’s de Young Museum in 1932. In a society still segregated at that time, Kanaga’s radical photograph treats its subject with sensitivity and respect.


Two Hands

Gelatin silver print.
6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (15.9 x 23.5 cm)
Signed and titled in pencil on the mount; a typed credit and title label affixed the reverse of the mount.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $27,500

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Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection

New York Auction 4 April 2019