George Hurrell - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Collection of the artist
    By descent to his son

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Father always taught me that the quality of a person’s character can be determined by the quality of their craft." Michael Hurrell, the artist's son

    The contents of the respective portfolios is as follows:

    Marlena Dietrich
    Humphrey Bogart


    Greta Garbo and John Barrymore
    Gary Cooper
    Joan Crawford
    Betty Davis
    Marlene Dietrich
    Clark Gable
    Jean Harlow
    Rita Hayworth
    Katherine Hepburn
    Loretta Young and Tyrone Power

    Hurrell II

    Dorothy Lamour
    Ramon Navarro
    Great Garbo
    Johnny Weissmuller
    Douglas Fairbanks
    Robert Taylor
    Hedy Lamar
    Jane Russell

    Hurrell III
    John Barrymore
    Charles Boyer
    James Cagney
    Joan Crawford
    Jascha Heifetz
    Veronica Lake
    Gilbert Roland
    Ann Sheriden
    Gene Tireney
    Anna May Wong


Selected Portfolios

Los Angeles: Creative Art Investments/Images, n.d.
Four complete portfolios comprising a total of 30 gelatin silver prints, printed later.

Each approximately 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (34.3 x 26.7 cm) or the reverse
Each signed and numbered in ink in the margin. Folding linen portfolios with ties, one with the photographer’s address label, each with printed plate list and introductory material. Each portfolio number 7 from editions of 12 or 15 and an unspecified number of artist's proofs.

$10,000 - 15,000 

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas



New York Auction 14 October 2020