WALKER EVANS | 'EXCURSION SIGN'
WALKER EVANS | 'EXCURSION SIGN'
WALKER EVANS | 'EXCURSION SIGN'
WALKER EVANS | 'EXCURSION SIGN'
WALKER EVANS | 'EXCURSION SIGN'
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WALKER EVANS | 'EXCURSION SIGN'

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

WALKER EVANS | 'EXCURSION SIGN'

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

Starting Bid:13,000USD
(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot Details

Description

WALKER EVANS

1903-1975

'EXCURSION SIGN'


on a paper mount, signed, titled, and dated in pencil, the Lunn Gallery stamp, numbers 'III' and '362' in pencil, and with various annotations in pencil on the reverse, 1936 (variant cropping: FSA 362; Keller 526; Signs, p. v)

5⅜ by 5⅜ in. (13.6 by 13.6 cm.)

Condition Report

This robust contact print, with a semi-glossy surface, is in generally excellent condition. In raking light, extremely faint silvering is visible at the edges. Upon very close examination, there is minute chipping along the left and lower edges.


The thin paper mount is unevenly trimmed. There is a 1/4-inch tear to the right edge of the mount and the corners are rounded or creased. On the reverse of the mount are the following notations in unidentified hands in pencil: '#11 [circled]'; 'WE [underlined] 57.154.B'; 'HFA [circled]'; 'Excursion Signs Alabama Summer, 1936'; #57.154.B'; and 'PF126474.'


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


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 provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour 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 because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.  

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 INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Lunn Gallery, Washington, D. C.

Clive Gray, Boston

Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D. C., 1993, Susan Ehrens, Berkeley, as agent

Catalogue Note

A print of this image, more closely cropped along the upper and lower edges, is at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, formerly in the collection of Arnold Crane.  

Photographs
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