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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, London

  • 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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Peru

1948
Gelatin silver print, printed 1970s.
22.8 x 34.5 cm (8 7/8 x 13 5/8 in.)
Signed, titled and dated in ink on the recto; credited in an unidentified hand in ink and copyright stamp on the verso.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

Contact Specialist
Lou Proud
Head of Photographs
London
+ 44 207 318 4018

Photographs

London Auction 6 November 2015 2pm