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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Lee Friedlander

The Little Screens

Auction Closed

May 1, 11:36 PM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Details


Lee Friedlander

B. 1934

The Little Screens

a suite of 52 gelatin silver prints, 23 mounted, each signed and many titled and dated in pencil, and with the photographer’s ‘44 South Mountain Rd., New City, New York’ credit stamps on the reverse, each framed, Fraenkel Gallery labels on the reverse, 1961-70, 42 printed in the 1960s and 10 printed later

images: each no larger than 8½ by 13 in. (21.6 by 33 cm.) or the reverse

frames: each no larger than 14½ by 16½ in. (36.8 by 41.9 cm.) or the reverse

Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2006
The Grain of the Present (San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2017), pp. 180–96 (these prints)

Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens (Fraenkel Gallery, 2001), all plates 

'The Little Screens: A Photographic Essay by Lee Friedlander with a Comment by Walker Evans,' Harper's Bazaar, February, 1963, pp. 126-9

John Szarkowski, The Photographer's Eye (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966), p. 14

Rod Slemmons, Like a One-Eyed Cat: Photographs by Lee Friedlander, 1956-1987 (Seattle Art Museum, 1989), pl. 29

Keith Davis, An American Century of Photography, from Dry-Plate to Digital, 2nd ed. (Hallmark, 1999), pl. 379

Peter Galassi, Walker Evans & Company (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2000), pls. 265 and 319

Peter Galassi, Friedlander (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2005), fig. 24 and pls. 75, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 88, 90, 91, 93, and 152

Americans: Masterpieces of American Photography, 1940-2006 (Kunsthalle Wien, 2006), pp. 45, 47, and 52

David Campany, Walker Evans: The Magazine Work (Göttingen, 2014), pp. 200-01

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

Lee Friedlander (Madrid and Barcelona: Fundación MAPFRE, 2020), cover, pp. 13 and 71-7

San Francisco, Pier 24 Photography, The Grain of the Present, April 2017 – March 2018

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