Robert Frank - Photographs London Friday, October 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    From the artist to Allen Ginsberg, 1981
    The Estate of Allen Ginsberg
    Sotheby’s, New York, Allen Ginsberg and Friends, including Property from the Estates of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs, 7 October 1999, lot 138

  • 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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Allen Ginsberg with Peter and Julius Orlovsky

Gelatin silver print.
33.8 x 22.7 cm (13 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.)
Signed, dated and inscribed 'To Allen Peter and Julius at 7 Bleecker' in ink in the margin.

£8,000 - 12,000 

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London Auction 25 October 2019