ROBERT FRANK | 'TOY BALL, NYC'
'TOY BALL, NYC'
signed, titled, and dated '1955' in ink in the margin, mounted, overmatted, 1954, possibly printed in the 1960s (Looking In, contact sheet p. 67; The Americans, no. 67, lower image)
Overall 10¾ by 3¾ in. (27.3 by 9.5 cm.)
This photograph - two negatives printed full frame on paper with a surface sheen - is in generally very good condition. It is mounted and overmatted so that the margins and reverse cannot be examined. When examined closely in high raking light, extremely faint silvering can be seen in the darkest areas of the print.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.
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.
Acquired from the photographer
By descent to the present owner