Robert Frank - Photographs London Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    S. Greenough et al., Robert Frank, exh. cat., National Art Gallery, Washington, 1994, p.208 (variant)

  • 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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Mary, Andrea, Barbara Forst and Dody Miller

Gelatin silver print.
34.2 × 25.1 cm (13 1/2 × 9 7/8 in)
Signed by Mary Frank in pencil on the verso.

£8,000 - 12,000 


17 May 2012