Paul Strand - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Pende Fine Arts, Toronto

  • Literature

    Camera Work, Number 48, October 1916
    Hambourg, Paul Strand: Circa 1916, front cover and p. 159
    Aperture, Paul Strand: A Retrospective Monograph Volume I: The Years 1915-1946, p. 16
    Greenough, Paul Strand, pl. 12
    Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Paul Strand, pl. 10
    Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Paul Strand, Volume II, pl. 6
    Margolis, Camera Work: A Pictorial Guide, p. 134

  • Catalogue Essay

    World View: Property from a Private Collection documents the remarkable range of photography in the 20th and 21st centuries. From New York City to Long Beach, Paris to Bangkok, this collection brings together dynamic images from across the globe.

    Assembled over the last twenty years, World View is full of visual and cultural juxtapositions that address universal themes and experiences. Danny Lyon’s photograph of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club and Larry’s Clark narrative of suburban drug use in Tulsa both investigate the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. Nan Goldin’s photographs from Bangkok explore contemporary trans communities while harkening back to Brassaï’s observations of the risqué world of Parisian nightclubs in the 1930s. Helmut Newton’s overtly sexualized depiction of nude models contrasts starkly with Diane Arbus’ matter-of-fact depiction of a topless waitress, and both illustrate differing approaches to the female form in photography. Robert Frank’s covered car, is the antithesis of André Kertész’s bustling New York street scenes, and yet is equally symbolic of American culture in the mid-20th century. Dave Heath’s early work illustrates photography’s capability to achieve visual poetry, while Edward Burtynsky’s images call for greater awareness of human impact upon the planet.

    World View: Property from a Private Collection brings together an eclectic group of photographs unified by a sense of humanity and the medium’s expressive power.

World View: Property from a Private Collection


Wall Street, New York

Photogravure from Camera Work.
5 x 6 1/4 in. (12.7 x 15.9 cm)

$10,000 - 15,000 

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New York Auction 1 October 2019