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  • Provenance

    From the collection of Allan Porter, Art Director and publisher of Camera
    Private Collection, Europe

  • 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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Coney Island (Man sleeping on bench), July 4

1958
Gelatin silver print.
17 x 12 5/8 in. (43.2 x 32.1 cm)
Signed in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Contact Specialist
Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs
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+ 1 212 940 1245

Photographs

2 October 2012
New York