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  • Provenance

    Acquired after the artist's death by Berenice Abbott and Julien Levy, 1927
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1968
    Acquired from the above, 2002

  • Catalogue Essay

    “He told me he was simply preserving carefully the vanishing world that he loved, and keeping an archive of important classified documents. He was a remarkably simple man, extremely modest...he was making a new statement with every picture, transcending the document and creating poetry that outlived his Paris and will outlive us all.” Julien Levy


Hôtel Lambert (Île St. Louis)

Albumen print.
7 x 8 1/2 in. (17.8 x 21.6 cm)
Numbered '6271' in the negative; titled, annotated '6271' in pencil, and Museum of Modern Art deaccession notations in an unidentified hand in pencil on the verso.

$15,000 - 25,000 

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A Constant Pursuit: Photographs from the Collection of Ed Cohen & Victoria Shaw

New York Auction 4 October 2018