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  • Provenance

    Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vera Lutter is one of the most innovative photographers currently documenting the constructed environment. Working with a massive room-sized pinhole camera, Lutter captures her subjects through exposures that can sometimes last days. Lutter herself remains inside the camera for much of this time, moderating and guiding the incoming light projected onto a single sheet of photographic paper, burning and dodging areas that need more or less exposure. The resulting images, each unique, monumental in scale, and reversed in tonal values, show us familiar urban terrain in a wholly new way. In the photograph offered here, taken from 745 Fifth Avenue, New York City, the subject matter is divided equally between the city’s architectural structures and the passage of time.

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745 Fifth Avenue, New York City: September 29

1995
Unique gelatin silver print, mounted on canvas.
78 1/2 x 55 7/8 in. (199.4 x 141.9 cm)
Signed in ink, printed title and date on a gallery label affixed to the reverse.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,000

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Rachel Peart
Specialist, Head of Sale

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Artist | Icon | Inspiration: Women in Photography Presented with Peter Fetterman

New York Auction 7 June 2019