HELEN LEVITT | 'N. Y. C.' (KIND BIRDS CHALK DRAWING ON SIDEWALK)
HELEN LEVITT | 'N. Y. C.' (KIND BIRDS CHALK DRAWING ON SIDEWALK)
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HELEN LEVITT | 'N. Y. C.' (KIND BIRDS CHALK DRAWING ON SIDEWALK)

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

HELEN LEVITT | 'N. Y. C.' (KIND BIRDS CHALK DRAWING ON SIDEWALK)

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

HELEN LEVITT

1918-2009

'N. Y. C.' (KIND BIRDS CHALK DRAWING ON SIDEWALK)


signed, titled, and dated in pencil on the reverse, 1938 (In the Street, p. 29)

8 by 5½ in. (20.3 by 14 cm.)

Condition Report

This rich, early print is in generally good condition. There is a sharp crease running horizontally through the lower portion of the print that appears to break the emulsion. There are several other soft and sharp creases, including 3 at the upper left corner, some of which might break the emulsion. When examined in raking light, faint silvering is visible in the darkest areas, as well as a few small impressions and a small glossy deposit in the lower left quadrant. The periphery of the print is gently worn, with occasional edge chipping and a minor loss along the center of the lower edge.


The reverse is faintly age-darkened. There are areas of inactive adhesive residue on the reverse.


When examined under ultraviolet light, this photograph 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.

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Provenance

Acquired from the photographer

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