Lot 261: HAROLD EDGERTON (1903-1990) Group of 9 photographs.
October 25, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
HAROLD EDGERTON (1903-1990)
Group of 9 photographs. With 4 large-format and 5 small-format photographs, each an example of Edgerton's seminal studies using multi-flash photography to capture and slow time. Silver prints, the images measuring 6 1/8x9 1/2 to 13 5/8x10 7/8 inches (15.5x24.1 to 34.6x27.6 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets 8x10 to 14x11 inches (20.3x25.4 to 35.6x27.9 cm.), 5 with Edgerton's signature, in pencil or in ink, some with additional notations, many with his Cambridge, Mass. hand stamp, and all with his Estate hand stamp, on verso. 1930s-60s
From Melcher Press, Inc., New York, New York, in 1989.
Each photograph with a signed letter from the Estate of Harold Edgerton stating that the prints were deaccessioned from Edgerton's personal archive, produced under his direct supervision, and "kept by him as a fine example of an image he considered important."
.30 caliber bullet collides with a light bulb, 1963, with the Cambridge, Mass. (in blue) and Estate hand stamps * Dancer, Nancy Crompton, 1952, with Edgerton's signature and partial address, in pencil, and his Estate hand stamp * Baseball, with the Estate hand stamp * Water from faucet,1932, with Edgerton's signature and address, in pencil, and his Estate hand stamp * Bullet through three balloons, with Edgerton's signature, address, and notation "Last copy," in ink, additional notations (including a small label), and his Estate hand stamp * Fan and smoke vortices, 1934, with the Cambridge, Mass. (in red) and Estate hand stamps * Track runners, with the Cambridge, Mass. (in red) and Estate hand stamps * Bat, with his signature and a numeric notation, in ink, and Estate hand stamp * .22 caliber bullet cuts wire, with Edgreton's signature and the title, in pencil, and the Cambridge, Mass. (in red) and Estate hand stamps.
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