Robert Frank - Photographs Evening & Day New York Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace Wildenstein MacGill, New York
    Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago

  • Literature

    Grove Press, The Americans, pl. 2
    Schuh, 'Robert Frank,' Camera, August 1957, pp. 349-50
    Akron Art Museum, Robert Frank and American Politics, p. 11
    Aperture, Robert Frank, p. 29
    National Gallery of Art, Washington/Steidl, Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans, pp. 212 and 461, and Contact no. 2
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, Robert Frank/Moving Out, pp. 176
    Dexter and Weski, Cruel and Tender: The Real in the 20th Century Photograph, p. 103
    Kismaric, American Politicians: Photographs from 1843 to 1993, p. 152
    Papageorge, Walker Evans and Robert Frank, An Essay on Influence, p. 31
    Wallis, 'Robert Frank: American Visions,' Art in America, March 1996, p. 77

  • Catalogue Essay

    “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.”
    -Robert Frank

  • 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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City Fathers, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955-1956

Gelatin silver print, printed 1960s or before.
10 7/8 x 14 7/8 in. (27.6 x 37.8 cm)
Signed, titled 'Hoboken' and dated '1955' in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for $212,500

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Photographs Evening & Day

New York 5 & 6 October 2016