Manuel Álvarez Bravo - Photographs New York Saturday, April 9, 2011 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Formerly from the family of Fernando Gamboa; Sotheby's, New York, 17 April 2002, lot 136; Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 19 October 2006, lot 93

  • Catalogue Essay

    This print is originally from the collection of Fernando Gamboa (1906-1990), one of the most influential Mexican art historians of the twentieth century. He was the director of the Sala Nacional de Bellas Artes and Mexico’s Museo de Art Moderno in Chapultepec. Gambo’s active career as an educator, art critic and diplomat helped shape the direction of Mexican art and culture.

    Cool toned print on semi-gloss paper trimmed to the edges and mounted to 2-ply board. Minor indentations, retouching and very light scuffs, all visible only under raking light. No other surface aberrations visible. Mount is worn around edges with bumped corners and three thumbtack holes, all not affecting the image. Light brown discoloration around the edges of the mount also not affecting the image.



Gelatin silver print.
9 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. (24.4 x 20 cm).
Signed in pencil on the mount.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $23,750


9 April 2011
New York