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Barbara Morgan
MARTHA GRAHAM, LETTER TO THE WORLD (SWIRL)
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
52
Barbara Morgan
MARTHA GRAHAM, LETTER TO THE WORLD (SWIRL)
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Boundless: Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong

Barbara Morgan
1900 - 1992
MARTHA GRAHAM, LETTER TO THE WORLD (SWIRL)
Executed in 1940, printed circa 1972. 
signed, titled and dated 1940 on the mount; signed, stamped with the artist's copyright seal, titled, dated 1940 - c.1972 on the backing board
gelatin silver print
Image: 25.5 by 32.1 cm, 10 by 12 5/8  in.
Mount: 40 by 50.5 cm, 15 3/4  by 19 7/8  in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Barbara Morgan was born in Buffalo, Kansas in 1900 and eventually used a camera as a means to document her travels in the Southwest. Impressed by the Navajo and Pueblo Indians’ dance rituals, she went to see performance by Martha Graham Dance Company which subsequently inspired her first photography book Martha Graham: Sixteen Dances in Photographs. The present photograph hails from this series which documented more than 40 dancers and choreographers.

Boundless: Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong