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The Collection of Jay I. Kislak: Sold to Benefit the Kislak Family Foundation

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

'Retrato de lo Eterno (Portrait of the Eternal)'

Lot Closed

October 5, 03:18 PM GMT


50,000 - 70,000 USD

Lot Details


Manuel Álvarez Bravo

1902 - 2002

'Retrato de lo Eterno (Portrait of the Eternal)'

gelatin silver print, signed and titled in ink on the reverse, framed, 1935

image: 4 ⅞ by 3 ⅝ in. (12.4 by 9.2 cm.)

frame: 18 ¾ by 14 ¾ in. (47.6 by 37.5 cm.)

Collection of the photographer

By descent through family

Fine Arts of Ancient Lands, Inc., New York, 1989 

Revelaciones: The Art of Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Albuquerque, 1992), cover and pl. 4

Susan Kismaric, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1997), p. 95

Frederick Kaufman, Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories (Aperture, 1997), p. 31

A. D. Coleman, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Masters of Photography (Aperture, 1997), p. 53

Weston Naef, ed., In Focus: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, 2001), p. 51

Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Cien Años, Cien Días (Madrid, 2001), pl. 42

Colette Álvarez Urbajtel, John Banville, Jean-Claude Lemagny, and Carlos Fuentes, Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Photopoetry (San Francisco, 2008), p. 111