Robert Frank - Photographs New York Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Greenough, Robert Frank: Moving Out, p. 168
    Pantheon, Robert Frank: The Lines of my Hand, n.p.
    Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, pl. 63, variant
    Scalo, Robert Frank: Hold Still, Keep Going, p. 30, variant

  • Catalogue Essay

    An additional print of this image is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • 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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Hoover Dam

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
17 3/4 x 12 in. (45.1 x 30.5 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin.

$20,000 - 30,000 

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New York Auction 4 April 2019