Lot 60
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Berenice Abbott

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Sold
25,000 USD
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Description

  • Berenice Abbott
  • ''EL' 2ND AND 3RD AVE LINES: LOOKING W. FROM 250 PEARL ST., MANHATTAN'
  • Gelatin silver print.
  • 9 3/4  by 7 5/8  in. (24.8 by 19.4 cm.)
signed in pencil and with title, date, and annotations in ink and the photographer's '50 commerce st., new york city' studio and Federal Art Project 'Changing New York' stamps on the reverse, 1936

Provenance

Danziger Gallery, New York, 1998

Literature

Bonnie Yochelson, ed., Berenice Abbott: Changing New York [Wall Street] (The Museum of the City of New York, 1997), pl. 40

Ron Kurtz, ed., Berenice Abbott, Volume II (Göttingen, 2008), pp. 118-19

Hank O'Neal, Berenice Abbott: American Photographer (New York, 1982), p. 119

Catalogue Note

"To photograph New York City means to seek to catch in the sensitive and delicate photographic emulsion the spirit of the metropolis, while remaining true to its essential fact, its hurrying tempo, its congested streets, the past jostling the present . . . all these things and many more comprise New York City in 1935 and it is these aspects that should be photographed."

Berenice Abbott, 1935

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