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Hansel Mieth

Rhesus Monkey

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Hansel Mieth

Hansel Mieth

Rhesus Monkey

Rhesus Monkey

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Starting bid:

9,000

USD

(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

7 days, 2 hours

7 days, 2 hours

April 21, 02:09 PM (GMT)

April 21, 02:09 PM (GMT)

Hansel Mieth

1909 - 1998

Rhesus Monkey



gelatin silver print, flush-mounted, signed and dated in ink and with the photographer's credit stamp on the reverse, 1939 

image: 13 ¼ by 10 ½ in. (33.7 by 26.7 cm.)

To request a condition report for this lot, please contact Hermione.Sharp@sothebys.com or 212-894-1149.

Acquired from the photographer, circa 1988

LIFE, 16 January 1939, vol. 6, no. 3, p. 17

The Best of LIFE (New York, 1973), p. 302

Susan Ehrens, 'Hansel Mieth,' Photo Metro, 5:49, May 1987, p. 11

Thomas Knubben, Simple Life: Hansel Mieth - Otto Hagel, Fotografien aus Amerika / Photographs from America 1929 - 1971 (Stuttgart, 1991), pp. 17 and 83

Dolores Flamiano, 'Meaning Memory and Misogyny: LIFE Photographer's Hansel Mieth's Monkey Portrait,' Afterimage, September-October 2005 p. 22

Janet Zandy, Unfinished Stories: The Narrative Photography of Hansel Mieth and Marion Palfi (Rochester, 2013), p. 39

Dolores Flamiano, Women, Workers, and Race in LIFE Magazine: Hansel Mieth’s Social Reform Photojournalism, 1934-1955 (London, 2016), p. 134

Dolores Flamiano, 'LIFE’s Indispensable Women,' LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography (Princeton University Museum and Yale University Press, 2020), p. 174