Pier 24 Photography from the Pilara Family Foundation Sold to Benefit Charitable Organizations Evening Sale

Pier 24 Photography from the Pilara Family Foundation Sold to Benefit Charitable Organizations Evening Sale

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Robert Frank

'Charleston S. C.'

Auction Closed

May 1, 11:36 PM GMT


250,000 - 350,000 USD

Lot Details


Robert Frank


'Charleston S. C.'

oversized gelatin silver print, signed, titled, and dated in ink in the margin, framed, Kicken Berlin gallery, Richard Pare collection, and The Art of Photography: 150 Years exhibition labels on the reverse, 1955, probably printed in the 1950s or early 1960s

image: 16 by 23 in. (40.6 by 58.4 cm.)

frame: 26 by 32¼ in. (66 by 81.9 cm.)

Collection of Richard Pare 

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

Kicken Berlin, 2005

The Grain of the Present (San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2017), p. 36 (this print)

Mike Weaver, ed., The Art of Photography 1839-1989 (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), cat. no. 321 (this print)

Robert Frank, The Americans (New York, 1958), no. 13

'Robert Frank,' Aperture, 1961, p. 7

Willy Rotzler, 'Der Photograph Robert Frank,' Du, January 1962, p. 17

LIFE Library of Photography: Documentary Photography (New York, 1972), p. 171

Marianne Fulton, Eyes of Time: Photojournalism in America (New York, 1988), p. 178

Mike Weaver, ed., The Art of Photography, 1839-1989 (New Haven, 1989), pl. 321

Sarah Greenough, Sarah and Philip Brookman, Robert Frank: Moving Out (Washington, D. C.: National Gallery of Art, 1994), pp. 173 and 197

Tom E. Hinson, The Cleveland Museum: Catalogue of Photography (Cleveland, 1997), p. 166

Philip Brookman and Vicente Todolí, Robert Frank: Storylines (London: Tate Modern, 2004), frontispiece 6

Charlie LeDuff, 'Robert Frank's Unsentimental Journey,' Vanity Fair, April 2008, p. 167

Peter Galassi, Robert Frank: In America (Göttingen, 2014), p. 132

Sarah Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans (Washington, D. C.: National Gallery of Art, 2009), pp. xiii, 225, 463, and 465, and contact no. 13

Jeff Rosenheim, Photography's Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2020), p. 58

Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine (New York: The Jewish Museum, 2020), p. 98 

Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, The Art of Photography: 150 Years, 1839-1989, February – April 1989, and traveling thereafter to:
Canberra, Australian National Gallery, June – August 1989
London, Royal Academy of Arts, September – December 1989

San Francisco, Pier 24 Photography, The Inaugural Exhibition, March – June 2010

San Francisco, Pier 24 Photography, Looking Back: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography, July 2019 – March 2022