Robert Frank - Photographs New York Thursday, April 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill, New York
    Sotheby's, New York, 6 October 2010, lot 171

  • Literature

    Frank, London/Wales, p. 36
    Frank, The Lines of My Hand, n.p. there titled Parking Lot

  • 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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Gelatin silver print, printed no later than 1975.
10 3/4 x 16 1/4 in. (27.3 x 41.3 cm)
Signed, titled and dated '1951' in ink in the margin.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $18,900

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas



New York Auction 8 April 2021