Robert Frank - Photographs London Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Evergreen Review, vol. 1, no. 4, 1957, cover
    R. Frank, Les Americains, Paris: Delpire, 1958, p. 84
    R. Frank, The Americans, New York: Grove Press, 1959, pl. 40
    L. Phillips, The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950-2000, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1999, p. 80
    S. Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2009, p. 160, p. 259, p. 472 and p. 478

  • 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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Newburgh, New York

Gelatin silver print, printed circa 1969.
29.9 x 20 cm (11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in)
Signed, titled 'Fishkill, NY' and dated in ink on the recto.

£12,000 - 18,000 

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London 7 November 2013 4pm