Lot 16
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Robert Frank

60,000 - 80,000 USD
162,500 USD
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  • Robert Frank
  • 'Charleston, S. C.'
  • signed, titled, and dated in ink on recto
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 9 by 13 1/4  in. (22.9 by 33.7 cm.)
signed, titled, and dated '1955' in ink in the margin, initialed 'R.' in ink and with numerical notations in pencil on the reverse, framed, Bloom Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery labels on the reverse, 1955, probably printed in the 1970s


Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

Private Collection

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, 2004


The Americans, no. 13

Sarah Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, pp. xiii, 225, 463, and 465, and Contact no. 13

'Robert Frank,' Aperture, 1961, p. 7

Willy Rotzler, ‘Der Photograph Robert Frank,’ Du, January 1962, p. 17

LIFE Library of Photography: Documentary Photography, p. 171

Marianne Fulton, Eyes of Time: Photojournalism in America, p. 178

Mike Weaver, ed., The Art of Photography, 1839-1989, pl. 321

Sarah Greenough and Philip Brookman, Robert Frank: Moving Out, pp. 173 and 197

Tom E. Hinson, The Cleveland Museum: Catalogue of Photography, p. 166

Robert Frank: Story Lines, frontispiece 6

Charlie LeDuff, 'Robert Frank's Unsentimental Journey,' Vanity Fair, April 2008, p. 167

Peter Galassi, Robert Frank: In America, p. 132

Catalogue Note

“It was the first time I was in the South, and the first time I really saw segregation. I found it extraordinary that whites would give their children to black women when they wouldn't allow the women to sit by them in the drugstore. I did very few pictures that made a political point like this”  Robert Frank