Duane Hanson - Photographs New York Monday, July 13, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Estate of Duane Hanson
    Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, 2003

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot, a series of nine Polaroids, is one of several studies by Duane Hanson that served as inspiration for his renowned work—hyper-realistic, life-sized sculptures of ordinary Americans. Informal and unassuming, Hanson’s subjects are at once familiar and foreign to the viewer. This example shows Hanson closely observing a waitress in several uniforms and poses as she goes about her vocation. Rather than replicating one image exactly, Hanson’s final sculptures are an amalgamation of all—a moment between frames that never materialized in his lens.



Nine unique Polaroid prints.
Each 3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. (8.9 x 7.3 cm)
Overall 16 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (41.9 x 49.5 cm)

Each with credit and estate copyright credit stamp on the verso. Each numbered sequentially 1-9 in ink on a circular label affixed to the margin. Eight prints numbered '1,' '2' or '3' in pencil in the margin.

$10,000 - 15,000 

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New York Auction 13 July 2020