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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist.

  • Literature

    The Americans, no. 36
    Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, pp. 253, 469, 470, Contact no. 36
    Frank, The Lines of My Hand, n.p.
    'The Highway: Four Photographs by Robert Frank,' Current, November 1960, p. 33
    U. S. Camera Annual, 1958, p. 100

  • 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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238

U.S. 285 New Mexico

1955
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
8 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. (22.2 x 15.6 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated in ink in the margin.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $68,750

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas

 

Photographs

New York Auction 14 October 2020