HELEN LEVITT | 'N. Y. C.' (BOYS ON STAIRS, COPS AND ROBBERS)
HELEN LEVITT | 'N. Y. C.' (BOYS ON STAIRS, COPS AND ROBBERS)
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HELEN LEVITT | 'N. Y. C.' (BOYS ON STAIRS, COPS AND ROBBERS)

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

HELEN LEVITT | 'N. Y. C.' (BOYS ON STAIRS, COPS AND ROBBERS)

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

HELEN LEVITT

1918-2009

'N. Y. C.' (BOYS ON STAIRS, COPS AND ROBBERS)


mounted, signed twice, titled, dated, and annotated in pencil and with a The Camera Club, New York, exhibition label on the reverse, 1940, printed no later than 1948 (Levitt, pl. 9)

6⅜ by 8⅛ in. (16.2 by 20.6 cm.)

Condition Report

This early, warm-toned print on paper with a semi-glossy surface, is in generally excellent condition. When examined closely in high raking light, the following are visible: scattered pinpoint-sized impressions; some minor scuffing; and a small raised area in the lower right quadrant. 

 

The mount is evenly discolored. There is minor soiling on the front and reverse of the mount. The annotation on the reverse reads 'book 14.' The number '11' is in an unidentified hand in ink.

 

When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.

 

The overall tonality of this photograph is warm, but it is less saturated in person than seen in the catalogue illustration.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Acquired from the photographer, circa 1985

Exhibited

New York, The Camera Club, Women's Invitation Exhibition, November 1948

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