Lot 248: ROBERT FRANK (1924- ) Tulip/Paris.
October 25, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
ROBERT FRANK (1924- )
Tulip/Paris. Silver print, the image measuring 3 7/8x2 1/2 inches (9.8x6.4 cm.), the mount 8 1/2x6 1/2 inches (21.6x16.5 cm.), with Frank's signature and his negative date, in ink, on mount recto. 1950; printed 1960s
From Hyperion Press Limited, New York, New York, in 1987.
This image was originally part of Frank's sequencing for a book titled Black White and Things, which reached the maquette stage in 1952, but was not published until 1994. The book describes the early decades of the photographer's career, and was organized in three sections. This romantic image appeared in the section titled Things, and depicts the photographer Lou Stettner.
Robert Frank, Black White and Things (National Gallery of Art, in conjunction with the Moving Out exhibition), pl. 21.
Frank, Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand (New York), unpaginated.
Frank and Penman, Robert Frank: Story Lines (London: Tate Modern, in conjunction with the exhibition), unpaginated.