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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
    Robert Klein Gallery, Boston

  • Literature

    National Gallery of Art, Washington/Steidl, Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans, contact sheets 14, 17, 22, 28, 35, 40 and 62

  • Catalogue Essay

    Please reference lot 32 for information on Robert Frank’s groundbreaking series, The Americans.

    “Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of in difference. Opinion often consists of a kind of criticism. But criticism can come out of love. It is important to see what is invisible to others. Perhaps the look of hope or the look of sadness. Also, it is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.”
    ROBERT FRANK

  • Artist Biography

    Robert Frank

    Swiss • 1924

    As one of the leading visionaries of mid-century American photography, Robert Frank has created an indelible body of work, rich in insight and poignant in foresight. In his famed series The Americans, Frank travelled the United States, capturing the parade of characters, hierarchies and imbalances that conveyed his view of the great American social landscape.

    Frank broke the mold of what was considered successful documentary photography with his "snapshot aesthetic." It is Frank's portrayal of the United States through grit and grain that once brought his work to the apex of criticism, but has now come to define the art of documentary photography.

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IMPORTANT PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. ANTHONY TERRANA

33

Contact Sheet from the Americans

1955-1956
Gelatin silver print, printed 1970s.
19 5/8 x 15 5/8 in. (49.8 x 39.7 cm)
Signed in ink on the recto.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $31,250

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Important Photographs from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana

2 & 3 April 2013
New York