Robert Frank - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    The Americans, no. 35
    U. S. Camera 1958, p. 92
    Frank, The Lines of My Hand, p. 79
    Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans, pp. 251, 470, and 471, and Contact no. 35
    Greenough and Brookman, Robert Frank: Moving Out, p. 188
    Galassi, Robert Frank: In America, p. 157
    Aperture, Robert Frank, p. 55
    Aperture, The Open Road: Photography & The American Road Trip, p. 49
    TIME LIFE Books, LIFE Library of Photography: Documentary Photography, p. 175

  • 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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Car Accident, U.S. 66, Between Winslow and Flagstaff

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
8 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (21 x 32.4 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin; 'Robert Frank Archive' stamp and annotations in an unidentified hand in pencil on the verso.

$18,000 - 22,000 

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New York Auction 12 October 2022