Eugène Atget - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Abbott-Levy Collection, 1968
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art, Sotheby's, New York, 25 April 2001, lot 16

  • Literature

    Gingko Press, Atget: Paris, p. 540
    Szarkowski and Hambourg, Atget: Vol IV, p. 175
    Taschen, Eugène Atget: Paris 1857-1927, p. 208

  • Catalogue Essay

    Lots 101 through 135 feature Property of a Chicago Collector. Offering a wide historical range from the classic to the contemporary, these 35 lots touch upon defining moments across 100 years of photography, including some of the most revered names in the field, from Eugène Atget to Vik Muniz. Other photographers in the selection whose indelible contributions to the field continue to resonate include André Kertész, Lewis Hine, Maurice Tabard, Louis Faurer and Dorothea Lange, thereby also demonstrating the geographic breadth of the collection. Additionally, with a particular emphasis on the era between the wars, this selection also reflects the incredible diversity in genres—from landscapes to street photography and appropriation—within the field of photographs. Collectively, the works pay homage to the medium while also hinting at the many exciting, endless permutations laying ahead.



Fête des Invalides

Gelatin silver printing-out-paper print.
6 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (16.8 x 21.9 cm)
Berenice Abbott collection stamp on the reverse of the mount; titled and numbered '3101' in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse of the mount.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $10,000

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2 October 2012
New York