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

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  • Provenance

    Christie’s, New York, 24 April 1990, lot 403
    Page Imageworks, San Francisco, as agent

  • Exhibited

    Dorothea Lange: American Photographs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 19 May - 4 September 1994; and traveling to Milwaukee Art Museum, International Center of Photography, New York; Phillips Collection, Washington, D. C.; and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, through November 1995
    Collected, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, 2 May 2016 - 31 January 2017

  • Literature

    Pier 24 Photography, Collected, p. 109 (this print)
    Aperture, Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime, p. 93
    Szarkowski, Phillips, and Heyman, Dorothea Lange: American Photographs, pl. 62
    The Museum of Modern Art, Dorothea Lange, p. 43
    Meltzer, Dorothea Lange: A Photographer’s Life, p. 216


Ex-Slave with a Long Memory, Alabama

Gelatin silver print.
13 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. (33.7 x 26.4 cm)
Signed in ink on the recto; annotated 'negative number 38164-1' and '11 of series,' likely by the photographer, in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $40,000

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Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection

New York Auction 4 April 2019