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O. Winston Link

Hot Shot Eastbound, Iaeger, West Virginia

Alan Klotz Gallery, New York

O. Winston Link

O. Winston Link

Hot Shot Eastbound, Iaeger, West Virginia

Hot Shot Eastbound, Iaeger, West Virginia

Alan Klotz Gallery, New York

O. Winston Link

1914 - 2001

Hot Shot Eastbound, Iaeger, West Virginia


gelatin silver print, signed and annotated in pencil and with the photographer's copyright and reproduction rights stamps on the reverse, framed, 1956, printed in 1989

image: 15 ½ by 19 ⅜ in. (39.4 by 49.2 cm.)

frame: 30 by 33 in. (76.2 by 83.8 cm.)

Please note the colors in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This gelatin silver print is in generally excellent condition. The reverse is annotated in the photographer's hand in pencil: 'Printed by O. Winston Link & Conchita 6.89'; 'NW1103 PCFG3 1/2 ARCH 6-89 76'; and the reproduction rights stamp is annotated with the negative number 'NW1103.'


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Christie's New York, 8 April 1993, Sale 40314, Lot 445
Tim Hensley and Thomas H. Garver, America's Last Steam Railroad: Steam, Steel & Stars, Photographs by O. Winston Link (New York, 1987), pp. 124-5

"I have been a photography dealer for 44 years. At the same time, for 28 of those years, I taught history and criticism of photography in various graduate programs, including Pratt Institute and NYU. At the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, where I did my graduate work, I was lucky to have studied with Nathan Lyons, and with Beaumont Newhall, the preeminent photographic historian. When I became a dealer, it became clear to me, early on, that my role was to provide my clients with education, as well as photographs. Education was my gallery’s mission, as much as finding great work and selling it. We have offered Collector’s Seminars for over 40 years, and there are a good number of dealers who started off by taking one of our Seminars. Having something pertinent to say about what I was offering appealed to my buyers and kept them coming back. This is true of me, but also true about many members of AIPAD, and a good reason why Sotheby's was willing to produce this auction, for us, and, of course, for you.


In Hotshot, Eastbound, in scenic rural Virginia, we have a nexus point of three modes of transportation: trains, planes and automobiles, all within 25 yards of each other. Here is the true American dream in motion — freedom and power. The picture is set in a drive-in theater, where you don’t even have to leave your car to watch the show. The travel possibilities are endless, as are the snuggles. The Buick convertible in the foreground is O. Winston Link’s own car. The thing that turns this fantasy into reality is the lighting — a key feature of Link’s nighttime train adventures. The small round black circles that run along the track embankment are Link’s slave flash units that fire all at once when the shutter is released. In a way, they are the struts holding up the whole picture." - Alan Klotz


Alan Klotz Gallery (formerly Photocollect, Inc.) has dealt in fine 19th and 20th century, and vintage photography, as well as presenting emerging contemporary and mid-career work. Their mission is to be a reliable source of information on the medium of photography and collecting the same.  Alan Klotz Gallery is a founding member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).