Edward Steichen - Photographs New York Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Collection of Joanna Steichen, the photographer's widow
    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, Switzerland

  • Literature

    Brandow & Ewing, Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography, pl. 164

  • Catalogue Essay

    This photograph is one of a series of views Edward Steichen made from the windows of his New York City studio in the Beaux Arts building on 40th Street and 6th Avenue. Photographing over several years, Steichen used this vantage point to capture the many moods the ever-changing city, in times of prosperity and poverty, always capturing the energy and dynamism of the metropolis.


6th Ave. and 40th St.

circa 1930
Gelatin silver print.
9 1/8 x 7 3/8 in. (23.2 x 18.7 cm)
Titled in an unidentified hand in pencil on the verso.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $47,500

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New York Auction 4 April 2019