Imogen Cunningham - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Witkin Gallery, New York, 1970s
    Private Collection

  • Literature

    Martineau, Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective, cover, and pl. 43, p. 117
    Dater, Imogen Cunningham: A Portrait, pl. 11
    The Imogen Cunningham Trust, Imogen Cunningham, Frontiers: Photographs 1906-1976, table 4, image C, pl. 34
    Lorenz, Imogen Cunningham: Flora, pl. 11
    Mann, Imogen Cunningham: Photographs, pl. 11

  • Catalogue Essay

    This photograph was acquired originally from pioneering photography gallerist Lee Witkin. Witkin's gallery was one of the first in the city to handle photography, and Imogen Cunningham was one of his key artists. When this print was purchased, it was accompanied by an original label saying that it had been printed in 1961.

    “The formula for doing a good job in photography is to think like a poet.” – Imogen Cunningham

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Magnolia Blossom

Gelatin silver print, printed 1961.
8 3/4 x 11 in. (22.2 x 27.9 cm)
Signed and dated in pencil on the mount; typed title and date with signature facsimile on a '1331 Green Street' label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

$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