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Harry Callahan
ICE
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176
Harry Callahan
ICE
Estimate
15,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Harry Callahan
1912-1999
ICE
flush-mounted to Crescent illustration board, circa 1950
7 1/2  by 9 3/8  in. (10.1 by 23.8 cm.)
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Provenance

Acquired from the photographer, circa 1951

By descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

Another example of Callahan’s studies of the frozen waters of Chicago can be found in Britt Salveson’s Harry Callahan: The Photographer at Work (pl. 14).  The photograph shown there (from the Harry Callahan Archive at the Center for Creative Photography), taken in the 1950s, pictures richly textured ice bordered by still, unfrozen water.  

The present photograph, a visually complex study of tone and texture, was gifted from the photographer in the early 1950s.  It is believed to be an exhibition print from Abstraction in Photography, an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1951.  The checklist for the exhibition lists five photographs under the title ‘ICE – SERIES OF 5.’  All of the photographs from the exhibition eventually became part of MoMA's collection except for the five ice studies.

Photographs

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