MANUEL ÁLVAREZ BRAVO
SELECTED IMAGES FROM 'FIFTEEN PHOTOGRAPHS BY MANUEL ÁLVAREZ BRAVO'
14 (of 15) photographs from 'Fifteen Photographs by Manuel Álvarez Bravo' (New York: The Double Elephant Press Ltd., 1974, a total edition of 75), each mounted, signed and with edition 'AC/IV' in pencil on the mount, 10 framed, 1929-1967, printed in 1974; together with the printed title, introduction by André Breton, and colophon/plate list. Folio, black leather clamshell box with white-lettered title and mirrored interior
7⅝ by 9⅝ in. (13.4 by 24.4 cm.) or the reverse
Although only one of the framed photographs was examined out of its frame, the photographs appear to be in overall excellent condition. The mounts of the unframed photographs are faintly age-darkened and there is some occasional very faint soiling. Some mounts are faintly darker in thick bands around the periphery of the image consistent with the overmats, and some of the edges of the mounts are slightly worn.
1. Parabola Optica, 1931, framed
2. El Sistema Nervoiso del Gran Simpatico, 1929, unframed
3. La Buena Fama Durmiendo, 1938-39, framed
4. El Eclipse, 1933, framed
5. El Ensueño, 1931, framed
6. Un Poco Alegre y Graciosa, 1942, framed
7. Sed Publica, 1933-34, framed
8. La Quema, 1957, framed
9. La De las Bellas Artes, 1933-34, unframed
10. Trampa Puesta, 1930-40, unframed
11. Los Agachados, 1932-34, framed
12. Barda de Panteon, 1967, framed
13. Obrero en Huelga, Asesinado, 1934, unframed
14. Paisaje Inventado, 1972, framed
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.