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  • Provenance

    Marlborough Gallery, New York
    The Gilman Paper Company
    Important Photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Including Works from the Gilman Paper Company Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 15 February 2006, lot 71

  • 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.

PROPERTY OF A CHICAGO COLLECTOR

117

Cactus blossom

1920
Waxed platinum print.
9 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. (24.4 x 18.4 cm)
Signed and dated '1930' in pencil on the overmat; printed title and date on a studio label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $15,000

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Photographs

2 October 2012
New York