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HARRY CALLAHAN | Selected Images of Telephone Wires

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Description: 2 photographs, each signed in pencil in the margin and on the reverse, framed, 1960s (2)

Condition Report: These prints, on double-weight Agfa paper, are in overall excellent condition. The margin corners are very slightly bumped. There are clamp impressions from processing in the upper right margin corners of each print. One print has the following written in pencil on the reverse: 'SEIBU-45' and 'HC10682C' and the other 'SEIBU #47' and 'HC10689C.' There is faint, scattered soiling on the reverse of each print, as well as a few tiny fox marks. When examined under ultraviolet light, these photographs appear to fluoresce.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.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 PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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Live Auction: 8 days 9 hours

Starting bid: $24,000 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN | Chicago

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: signed in pencil in the margin, framed, a Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, label on the reverse, circa 1948, printed later (El Mochuelo, pl. 35; Callahan, p. 59)

Condition Report: This contact print is in overall excellent condition. The margin corners are slightly bumped. There is a faint clamp impression from processing in the upper right corner of the margin. The reverse of the print is faintly soiled overall. The following is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: 'EM-35,' 'EM-35.9.FLP,' and 'LFP.' When examined under ultraviolet light, this print appears to fluoresce.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.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 PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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Live Auction: 8 days 9 hours

Starting bid: $3,000 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN | Eleanor, Chicago (Silhouette)

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000

Description: signed in pencil in the margin, annotated 'S-55' and 'HC8' in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1948, printed later (MoMA, cover and p. 25; El Mochuelo, pl. 23)

Condition Report: This photograph, on double-weight Agfa paper, is in generally excellent condition. When examined very closely under raking light, the following are visible: several very faint scratches above the subject's head, and a few faint swipe marks in the black silhouette. The lower right margin corner is bumped, with the upper paper-ply bent back slightly at the tip. Also in the margins are the following: a clamp impression from processing in the upper left corner; and rippling along the upper edge. On the reverse, there are a few rust-colored deposits of indeterminate nature near the right edge. The perimeter is nearly imperceptibly yellowed.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.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 PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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Live Auction: 8 days 9 hours

Starting bid: $4,500 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN | New York

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: signed in pencil in the margin, framed, 1945, printed later (El Mochuelo pl. 34)

Condition Report: This contact print, on double-weight semi-glossy paper, is in generally excellent condition. There is minor edge chipping and a clamp impression from processing at the upper left margin corner. There is a barely discernible deposit of original retouching in the upper right quadrant. 'EM34,' '3,' and '300.1.76.3' are written in pencil on the reverse in an unidentified hand.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.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 PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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Live Auction: 8 days 9 hours

Starting bid: $4,000 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN | Chicago

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: signed in pencil in the margin, framed, a Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, label on the reverse, 1949, printed later (El Mochuelo, pl. 37)

Condition Report: This contact print is in overall excellent condition. There is edge chipping along the margins and corners, which does not affect the image. The following is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: 'EM-37,' 'EM-37. 5. FLP,' and 'L.' When examined under ultraviolet light, this print appears to fluoresce. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.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 PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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Live Auction: 8 days 9 hours

Starting bid: $3,000 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN | Selected Photographs of Eleanor

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: 2 photographs, comprising Eleanor and Eleanor and Barbara, Lake Michigan, each signed in pencil in the margin and titled 'Eleanor' on the reverse, 1948 and 1953, printed later (Cox, pls. 25 and 53) (2)

Condition Report: These prints, on double-weight semi-glossy paper, are in generally excellent condition. 'Eleanor': There is a small clamp impression from processing at the upper right margin corner. The paper-ply is bent backward at the tip of the lower left corner. The following annotations are written in pencil on the reverse: 'HC58' and 'EM-6.' 'Eleanor and Barbara: Lake Michigan': There is a vertical, linear graphite deposit running parallel to the right edge. There is minor emulsion chipping along the margin edges. 'S195' is written in pencil on the reverse.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.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 PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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Live Auction: 8 days 9 hours

Starting bid: $8,000 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN | Chicago

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: signed in pencil in the margin, framed, circa 1949, printed later

Condition Report: This contact print, on double-weight semi-glossy paper, is in generally excellent condition. There is minor edge chipping and a clamp impression from processing at the upper left margin corner. On the reverse, 'S79' and '999:300:1:79:1' are written in an unidentified hand in pencil. There are hinge remnants at the upper left and right corners.In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.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 PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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Live Auction: 8 days 9 hours

Starting bid: $4,000 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Eleanor, Port Huron.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Eleanor, Port Huron. Silver print, the image measuring 7 inches (17.8 cm.) square, the sheet 10x8 inches (25.4x20.3 cm.), with Callahan's signature, in pencil, on recto. 1954; printed 1960s

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Live Auction: 26 days 12 hours

Starting bid: $3,000 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Eleanor.

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Eleanor. Silver print, the image measuring 4 3/8x2 3/8 inches (11.1x6 cm.), the sheet 5x4 inches (12.7x10.2 cm.), with Callahan's signature, with a stylus, on recto, and again, in pencil, on verso. 1947; printed early 1970s

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Live Auction: 26 days 12 hours

Starting bid: $4,500 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Eleanor, Chicago.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Eleanor, Chicago. Silver print, the image measuring 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches (19.1x24.1 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, the mount 10x12 3/8 inches (25.4x31.4 cm.), with Callahan's signature, in pencil, on print recto, and with the printed plate number on mount recto. 1952; printed circa 1957

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Live Auction: 26 days 12 hours

Starting bid: $3,000 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Cape Cod.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Cape Cod. Silver print, the image measuring 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm.) square, the sheet 11x12 inches (27.9x30.5 cm.), with Callahan's signature, in pencil, on recto. 1972

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Live Auction: 26 days 12 hours

Starting bid: $2,250 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Chicago (trees in snow).

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) Chicago (trees in snow). Silver contact print, the image measuring 7 5/8x9 5/8 inches (24.4x19.4 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with Callahan's signature, with a stylus, on recto. 1950; printed 1970s

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Starting bid: $9,000 (0 bids)

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HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) New York.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) New York. Dye transfer print, the image measuring 8 7/8x13 3/8 inches (22.5x34 cm.), the sheet 11x14 inches (27.9x35.6 cm.), with Callahan's signature, in pencil, on recto. 1978

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HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) New York.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: HARRY CALLAHAN (1912-1999) New York. Dye transfer print, the image measuring 7x10 inches (17.8x25.4 cm.), the sheet 10 7/8x15 7/8 inches (27.6x40.3 cm.), with Callahan's signature, in pencil, on recto. Circa 1978

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Harry Callahan (1912–1999)   Detroit, 1941

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Description: Harry Callahan (1912–1999) Detroit, 1941 annotated and variously numbered in pencil (verso) image/sheet: 3 3/4 x 5 in. (9.6 x 12.8 cm.)

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Harry Callahan (1912–1999)   Telephone Wires, 1945

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Description: Harry Callahan (1912–1999) Telephone Wires, 1945 signed in pencil (margin); signed, dated '3/16/59' and annotated 'seibu 43' in pencil (verso); credited, titled and dated on affixed gallery label (frame backing board) image approx.: 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (16.5 x 16.5 cm.) sheet: 8 1/2 x 7 in. (21.6 x 17.8 cm.)

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Harry Callahan (1912–1999)   Untitled (Torn wall with lettering), c. 1950

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Description: Harry Callahan (1912–1999) Untitled (Torn wall with lettering), c. 1950 credited in ink (mount, verso) image/sheet/flush mount: 9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (24.2 x 19.4 cm.) secondary mount: 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (24.7 x 20.1 cm.)

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Harry Callahan (1912–1999)   Untitled (Torn wall), c. 1950

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Description: Harry Callahan (1912–1999) Untitled (Torn wall), c. 1950 credited in ink (mount, verso) image/sheet/flush mount: 8 1/4 x 6 5/8 in. (21 x 16.9 cm.) secondary mount: 8 1/2 x 7 in. (21.6 x 17.8 cm.)

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Harry Callahan (1912–1999)   New York, c. 1969

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Description: Harry Callahan (1912–1999) New York, c. 1969 signed in pencil (margin); signed, titled and dated in pencil (verso) image: 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm.) sheet: 14 x 11 in. (35.7 x 28 cm.)

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