Manuel Álvarez Bravo - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Museum of Photographic Arts, Revelaciones: The Art of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, p. 45, pls. 4, 8, 14, 33
    J. Paul Getty Museum, In Focus: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, pls. 3, 7, 24
    Aperture, Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories, pp. 2, 31, 55
    Kismaric, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, pp. 2, 87, 95
    Each citation for various prints within the group

  • Catalogue Essay

    The photographs included in this lot are as follows:

    Retrato de lo eterno (Portrait of the Eternal), 1935
    El ensueño (The Day Dream), 1931
    Párabola óptica (Optical Parable), 1921
    Sed pública (Public Thirst), 1933


Selected Images

Four gelatin silver prints, printed later.
Each approximately 9 1/2 x 7 7/8 in. (24.1 x 20 cm)
Each signed and annotated 'Mexico' in pencil on the verso.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $12,700

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 4 April 2023