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  • Provenance

    Estate of Jacob Bean, former Curator of Drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    Sotheby's, New York, 7 October 1993, lot 274

  • Literature

    Aperture, Aperture Masters of Photography: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, p. 15
    J. Paul Getty Museum, In Focus: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, pl. 18
    Kismaric, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, p. 78
    Museum of Photographic Arts, Revelaciones: The Art of Manuel Álvarez Bravo, pl. 11
    Parker, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, p. 30
    The Corcoran Gallery of Art, M Álvarez Bravo, pl. 42
    Turner Publications, Manuel Álvarez Bravo: 100 Years, 100 Days, pl. 33
    Urbajtel, Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Photopoetry, p. 119
    Steidl, Photographs by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans, Documentary and Anti-Graphic, p. 79

  • Catalogue Essay

    This photograph comes originally from the collection of Jacob Bean, Curator of Drawings at The Metropolitan Museum from 1960 to the early 1990s. In the 1940s, Bean worked for pioneering gallerist Julien Levy who exhibited Bravo’s photographs in 1935 in the now-famous Documentary and Anti-Graphic exhibition. It is likely that Bean acquired this print from Levy.


Los Agachados (The crouched ones)

Gelatin silver print.
3 x 3 1/4 in. (7.6 x 8.3 cm)
Credited in an unidentified hand in ink on the verso.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $43,750

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