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Margaret Bourke-White

Estimate
60,000 - 90,000 USD
Sold
87,500 USD
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Description

  • Margaret Bourke-White
  • THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE, NEW YORK CITY
  • Gelatin silver print (possibly printed later)
  • 19 1/2 x 13 3/4
large-format, warm-toned, '26' (circled) in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1933, possibly printed in the 1940s

Provenance

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, 1992

Literature

'Port of New York Authority,' Fortune, September 1933, Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 29

Sean Callahan, The Photographs of Margaret Bourke-White (Greenwich, 1972), p. 43

Stephen Bennett Phillips, The Photography of Design 1927-1936: Margaret Bourke-White (Washington, D. C.: The Phillips Collection, 2003), p. 125

Constance Sullivan, ed., Women Photographers (New York, 1990), pl. 56

Catalogue Note

''The bridge was under construction then and breathtakingly beautiful, with no floor yet built but with gossamerlike cables gracefully strung from bank to bank.  I had been waiting for just this phase of the construction, and . . . it came in midwinter on a zero day . . . I spent the morning perched high over the ice-flecked Hudson River on the mighty cables . . .''

Margaret Bourke-White, 1963

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