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  • Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 7 April 1995, lot 396
    Private Collection, Europe
    Phillips, New York, 2 October 2012, lot 141

  • Literature

    S. Greenough, Looking In Robert Frank’s The Americans, Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2009, pl. 44, p. 101

  • 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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94

Paris

1949
Gelatin silver print, flush-mounted.
17.5 x 32.3 cm (6 7/8 x 12 3/4 in.)
Signed in pencil, printer's notations in ink/pencil and 'Gamma Picture Agency' credit stamp, all on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £10,000

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Photographs

London Auction 1 November 2018