Lee Friedlander - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | Phillips

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  • One of the many brilliant aspects of Lee Friedlander’s street photographs is his ability to collapse the picture planes between image and reflection, creating layered photographs reminiscent of darkroom experimentation and multiple exposures (see Lot 45). Here, Friedlander pushes further with a seemingly endless array of visual interest created by the ice cream shop window, its dapper employee, and the reflections of facing passersby and storefronts. The result is a frenzied yet meticulously composed photograph that conveys the energy of the environment.


    Characteristic of his 1960s prints, Friedlander printed this image on a half sheet of 11 x 14 in. photographic paper which allowed him to produce two prints from a single sheet of paper. By 1971, he had abandoned this practice and over the next several decades, his prints became incrementally but intentionally larger.


    Lee Friedlander, Newark, N.J., 1962 (full sheet)


    • Provenance

      Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

    • Literature

      Friedlander, Like a One-Eyed Cat, pl. 13
      Galassi, Friedlander, pl. 68


Newark, N.J.

Gelatin silver print.
5 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (14.3 x 21.6 cm)
Signed in pencil and copyright credit reproduction stamp on the verso.

Full Cataloguing

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $20,320

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs


Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 11 October 2023