Robert Frank - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired from the photographer, 1988

  • Literature

    Frank, The Lines of My Hand, n.p.
    Greenough and Brookman, Robert Frank: Moving Out, p. 245

  • 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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Look Out For Hope, Mabou and New York City

1979
Gelatin silver print.
22 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. (56.5 x 44.5 cm)
Signed, titled 'Mabou and New York' and dated in ink in the margin.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $27,720

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Photographs

New York Auction 6 April 2022