Robert Frank - Photographs New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 2000

  • Literature

    Greenough, Robert Frank: Moving Out, p. 55
    Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, p. 95
    National Gallery of Art, Black White and Things, pl. 13
    Pantheon, Robert Frank: the Lines of my Hand, n.p.

  • 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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Photographs from the Collection of Ed Cohen & Victoria Shaw


Mary & Pablo, N.Y.C.

Gelatin silver print.
9 1/4 x 14 in. (23.5 x 35.6 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and annotated 'N.Y.C.' in ink in the margin.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $18,900

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New York Auction 7 October 2021