Detroit

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 24 April 2007, lot 471

  • Literature

    Frank, Story Lines, p. 87
    Galassi, Robert Frank: In America, p. 65
    Little, Brown and Co., Robert Frank: New York to Nova Scotia, p. 23

  • Artist Bio

    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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Detroit

1955
Gelatin silver print.
13 1/2 x 9 in. (34.3 x 22.9 cm)
Signed in ink, 'Robert Frank Archive' and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso; titled in green ink on a label affixed to the verso.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Place Advance Bid
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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
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Photographs

New York Auction 14 October 2020