Robert Frank - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “I was very free with the camera. I didn’t think of what would be the correct thing to do; I did what I felt good doing. I was like an action painter.”
    —Robert Frank

    • Literature

      Frank, The Americans, no. 3
      Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, pp. viii, 213, 461, and contact no. 3
      Aperture, Robert Frank, p. 31
      Greenough and Brookman, Robert Frank: Moving Out, p. 177
      Frank, Robert Frank: Story Lines, frontispiece 3 and p. 108
      Galassi, Robert Frank: In America, p. 122

    • 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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Political rally - Chicago

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
12 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. (32.7 x 21.3 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin.

Full Cataloguing

$20,000 - 30,000 

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs


Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 11 October 2023