Weegee (Arthur Fellig) - New York State of Mind: Photographs Online Auction New York Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Barth, Weegee's World, p. 140, there titled and dated Crowd at Coney Island, Temperature 89 degrees…They came early, and stayed late
    Stettner, Weegee, p. 52-53, there dated 1938-1939
    te Neues, Weegee: Naked New York, cover, back cover, n.p., there titled Coney Island, 28th of July 1940, 4 o’clock in the afternoon
    Zuckriegl, Weegee's Story - From the Berinson Collection, p. 114-115

  • Catalogue Essay

    “They came for the salt water. Many of them spend the day and night and spend no more than 25 cents. They came with their bathing suits under their clothes, or they negotiated a furtive quick change under the boardwalk. Perhaps they brought a few sandwiches. Or maybe they will buy a few frankfurters . . . The beach policemen testify that there are youths who spend the whole summer on the beach and never pay a nickel’s rent.”
    - Joseph Mitchell


Coney Island

Gelatin silver print, probably printed 1950s.
10 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. (26.7 x 33.7 cm)
'451 W. 47 Street' credit stamp on the verso.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $20,160

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New York State of Mind: Photographs Online Auction

Online Auction 30 March - 7 April 2022