Robert Frank - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 20 May 1980, lot 597

  • 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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Gelatin silver print.
9 x 13 1/2 in. (22.9 x 34.3 cm).
Signed, titled and dated in ink in the margin; titled, dated in pencil, copyright credit and Lunn Archive stamps on the verso.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $7,500


16 Oct 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York