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  • Provenance

    Janet Borden, Inc., New York

  • Literature

    Galassi, Friedlander, pl. 130

  • Catalogue Essay

    “I always wanted to be a photographer. I was fascinated with the materials. But I never dreamed I would be having this much fun.”
    -Lee Friedlander

    Lee Friedlander’s obsession with photographing on the streets, and breaking the conventional rules of photography is evidenced in the present lot, New York City, 1965. Though this picture demonstrates a keen observation of line and shadow, it comes with a quintessential Friedlander twist: the emergence of a passerby’s leg stepping into the right of the frame. By leaving in what others are taught to leave out, Friedlander wakes us up to the moment.

    Combined with lot 14, New Orleans, 1973 and lot 15, Cody, Wyoming, 2000 the offerings in this sale span 35 years of Friedlander’s renowned career.


New York City

Gelatin silver print, printed 1970s.
6 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. (16.2 x 24.4 cm)
Signed, titled 'NYC', dated in pencil, copyright credit reproduction limitation and 'printed 1970s' stamps on the verso.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $18,750

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Innovators of Photography: A Private East Coast Collection

New York Auction 8 October 2015