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

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  • "Something must be left for the onlooker. He must have something to see. It is not all said for him."
    —Robert Frank

    • Provenance

      Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, 1988

    • 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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Property from a Midwestern Estate


Pablo, Times Square

Gelatin silver print, flush-mounted.
13 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (33.7 x 21.6 cm)
Signed, dated and annotated ‘NYC’ in ink on the recto.

Full Cataloguing

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $47,880

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas



New York Auction 8 April 2021