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b. 1911 - d. 2005

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    • Lou Bernstein (1911-2005) Washington Square Park
      Sep. 13, 2019

      Lou Bernstein (1911-2005) Washington Square Park

      Est: $3,500 - $4,500

      Medium: Gelatin Silver Print // Title-date: Washington Square Park, 1953 // Signature: Signed Lower Right // Image Measures 10 In. X 11 In. Frame Measures 18 In. X 19 In. Nr8975

      EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
    • LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005) Couple in Washington Square Park.
      Oct. 19, 2017

      LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005) Couple in Washington Square Park.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005) Couple in Washington Square Park. Silver print, the image measuring 10 3/4x9 inches (27.3x22.9 cm.), the sheet 14x11 inches (35.6x27.9 cm.), with Bernstein's signature, in ink, on recto. 1960s; printed 1970s

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005) Couple in Washington Square Park.
      Oct. 25, 2016

      LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005) Couple in Washington Square Park.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005) Couple in Washington Square Park. Silver print, the image measuring 10 3/4x9 inches (27.3x22.9 cm.), the sheet 14x11 inches (35.6x27.9 cm.), with Bernstein's signature, in ink, on recto. 1960s; printed 1970s

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • LOU BERNSTEIN, (AMERICAN 1911-2005), "CAT IN CEMETERY (NEW YORK TRINITY CEMETERY)"
      Sep. 19, 2012

      LOU BERNSTEIN, (AMERICAN 1911-2005), "CAT IN CEMETERY (NEW YORK TRINITY CEMETERY)"

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      LOU BERNSTEIN (american 1911-2005) "CAT IN CEMETERY (NEW YORK TRINITY CEMETERY)" 1968, signed, titled and dated. Gelatin silver print mounted to board. image: 8 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. (21.3 x 29.2 cm) sheet: 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.6 cm) Unframed provenance: Estate of Lou Bernstein.

      Freeman's
    • LOU BERNSTEIN, (AMERICAN 1911-2005), "NY CITY, LOVERS, GREENWICH VILLAGE, WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK"
      Sep. 19, 2012

      LOU BERNSTEIN, (AMERICAN 1911-2005), "NY CITY, LOVERS, GREENWICH VILLAGE, WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK"

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      LOU BERNSTEIN (american 1911-2005) "NY CITY, LOVERS, GREENWICH VILLAGE, WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK" 1962, signed, dated and inscribed 'Ny City.' Gelatin silver print. image: 10 7/8 x 9 in. (27.6 x 22.9 cm) sheet: 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.6cm) Unframed provenance: Estate of Lou Bernstein.

      Freeman's
    • LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005)
      Dec. 19, 2011

      LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005)

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005) Untitled, 1947 gelatin silver print, printed later signed and dated in ink (in the margin) 8½ x 11½in. (21.6 x 29.2cm.)

      Christie's
    • Lou Bernstein (American, 1911-2005) Lot of Two Wildlife Photographs: Belugas and Leopard. Both signed and dated "Lou Bernstein 1973" l.
      Jan. 20, 2011

      Lou Bernstein (American, 1911-2005) Lot of Two Wildlife Photographs: Belugas and Leopard. Both signed and dated "Lou Bernstein 1973" l.

      Est: $200 - $300

      Lou Bernstein (American, 1911-2005) Lot of Two Wildlife Photographs: Belugas and Leopard. Both signed and dated "Lou Bernstein 1973" l.r. Black and white photographs, sheet sizes 13 7/8 x 11 in., unmatted, unframed. Condition: Wear to edges and corners, handling creases, Belugas with small tears left margin and tape residue upper margin. N.B. The leopard photograph is believed to come from the Untamed Images series, taken for the New York Zoological Society. The Beluga whales are part of a series known as Under Sea Society. A collection of Lou Bernstein's sea life photography was published in the book Reflections on an Aquarium, in 1992.

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    • Lou Bernstein (American, 1911-2005) Lot of Two Wildlife Photographs: Belugas and Leopard. Both signed and dated "Lou Bernstein 1973" l.
      Jul. 21, 2010

      Lou Bernstein (American, 1911-2005) Lot of Two Wildlife Photographs: Belugas and Leopard. Both signed and dated "Lou Bernstein 1973" l.

      Est: $200 - $300

      Lou Bernstein (American, 1911-2005) Lot of Two Wildlife Photographs: Belugas and Leopard. Both signed and dated "Lou Bernstein 1973" l.r. Black and white photographs, sheet sizes 13 7/8 x 11 in., unmatted, unframed. Condition: Wear to edges and corners, handling creases, Belugas with small tears left margin and tape residue upper margin. N.B. The leopard photograph is believed to come from the Untamed Images series, taken for the New York Zoological Society. The beluga whales are part of a series known as Under Sea Society. A collection of Lou Bernstein's sea life photography was published in the book Reflections on an Aquarium, in 1992.

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    • LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005)
      Apr. 15, 2010

      LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005)

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      LOU BERNSTEIN (1911-2005) Coney Island, 1960 gelatin silver print signed, titled, dated in ink, partially titled in pencil and credit stamp (on the reverse of the flush-mount) 8 x 12 1/8in. (20.4 x 31cm.)

      Christie's
    • [ PHOTOGRAPH ]
      Nov. 19, 2009

      [ PHOTOGRAPH ]

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Coney Island Lovers, 1965 Gelatin silver, 1965 Image: 8-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches (21.6 x 29.2 cm) Recto: signed, titled, and dated "Coney Island" Lovers. Lou Bernstein 1965 in ink in State: dry-mounted to original 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) board This image is one of 73 photographs of Bernstein's, acquired by Cornell Capa, founder and director of the International Center of Photography, NY, for their permanent collection and archives in 1991. This is an early original photograph printed and signed by Lou Bernstein, from his private estate collection. Property from the Estate of Lou Bernstein.

      Heritage Auctions
    • LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Swing Puller,
      Apr. 18, 2009

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Swing Puller,

      Est: $3,500 - $5,000

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Swing Puller, 1950 Vintage gelatin silver, 1950 Paper: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) Image: 9 x 12-1/8 inches (22.9 x 30.8 cm) Recto: signed, titled, and dated in ink in artist's hand State: unmounted Cornell Capa, founder and executive director of the International Center of Photography, New York, acquired 73 photographs of Lou Bernstein's for the ICP's permanent collection in 1991. The complete collection was exhibited at ICP from February 21 through April 26, 1992. The title of the exhibition was "Lou Bernstein, Five Decades of Photography." Swing Puller was one of the 73 acquisitions. Bernstein was a charter member of the Photo League in New York and was active in the organization from 1936 until the league disbanded in the early 1950s. Bernstein taught at the Phoenix School of Design in New York and at the request of W. Eugene Smith, took over Smith's classes at Cooper Union while Smith went to Japan to photograph for Life magazine. Bernstein was known as "the photographer's photographer" by his colleagues and was active for more than sixty years. His work was included in Edward Steichen's ground-breaking "Family of Man" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955 and is found in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Jewish Museum. This photograph is 1 of 5 extant copies.

      Heritage Auctions
    • LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Delancey St.
      Apr. 18, 2009

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Delancey St.

      Est: $3,500 - $5,000

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Delancey St. Roof Top, 1963 Vintage gelatin silver, 1963 Paper: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm) Image: 11-3/8 x 8-3/8 inches (28.9 x 21.3 cm) Recto: signed, titled, and dated in ink in artist's hand Verso: signed in blue ink in artist's hand State: unmounted This photograph was exhibited in 1967, at the International Exhibition of Photography, "The Camera as Witness", Expo 67, Montreal, Canada, April 28 to October 27,1967. Cornell Capa, founder and executive director of the International Center of Photography, New York, acquired 73 photographs of Lou Bernstein's for the ICP's permanent collection in 1991. The complete collection was exhibited at ICP from February 21 through April 26, 1992. The title of the exhibition was "Lou Bernstein, Five Decades of Photography." Delancey St., Roof Top was one of the 73 acquisitions. Bernstein was a charter member of the Photo League in New York and was active in the organization from 1936 until the league disbanded in the early 1950s. Bernstein taught at the Phoenix School of Design in New York and at the request of W. Eugene Smith, took over Smith's classes at Cooper Union while Smith went to Japan to photograph for Life magazine. Bernstein was known as "the photographer's photographer" by his colleagues and was active for more than sixty years. His work was included in Edward Steichen's ground-breaking "Family of Man" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955 and is found in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Jewish Museum. This photograph is 1 of 5 extant copies.

      Heritage Auctions
    • LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Man & Hat,
      Apr. 18, 2009

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Man & Hat,

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Man & Hat, Coney Island, 1950 Vintage gelatin silver, 1950 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (16.5 x 11.4 cm) Recto: signed in ink in artist's hand Verso: signed, titled, and dated in ink in artist's hand State: mounted onto 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm) black mat board This photograph is one of 1 of 5 extant copies, one of which is currently on view in a new ICP, NY, exhibition titled This Is Not a Fashion Photograph. The exhibition, which opened on January 15, 2009 and runs through May 2009, is a group show of 61 photographers. Cornell Capa, founder and executive director of the International Center of Photography, New York, acquired 73 photographs of Lou Bernstein's for the ICP's permanent collection in 1991. The complete collection was exhibited at ICP from February 21 through April 26, 1992. The title of the exhibition was "Lou Bernstein, Five Decades of Photography." Man & Hat, Coney Island was one of the 73 acquisitions. Bernstein was a charter member of the Photo League in New York and was active in the organization from 1936 until the league disbanded in the early 1950s. Bernstein taught at the Phoenix School of Design in New York and at the request of W. Eugene Smith, took over Smith's classes at Cooper Union while Smith went to Japan to photograph for Life magazine. Bernstein was known as "the photographer's photographer" by his colleagues and was active for more than sixty years. His work was included in Edward Steichen's ground-breaking "Family of Man" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955 and is found in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Jewish Museum. This photograph is 1 of 5 extant copies.

      Heritage Auctions
    • LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Boys in the
      Apr. 18, 2009

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Boys in the

      Est: $2,500 - $4,000

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Boys in the Park, 1949 Vintage gelatin silver, 1949 10-1/4 x 13-3/8 inches (26.0 x 34.0 cm) Recto: signed in ink in artist's hand Verso: signed and dated in ink in artist's hand State: flush mounted with blackened edges Cornell Capa, Founder and Executive Director of The International Center of Photography, New York, acquired 73 photographs by Lou Bernstein for its permanent collection in 1991. The complete collection was exhibited at ICP, NY, from February 21, 1992 until April 26, 1992 and was titled Lou Bernstein, Five Decades of Photography. This print is 1 of 4 extant copies, one of which was part of the 73 acquired from Lou Bernstein's private collection. Bernstein was a charter member of the Photo League in New York and was active in the organization from 1936 until the league disbanded in the early 1950s. Bernstein taught at the Phoenix School of Design in New York and at the request of W. Eugene Smith, took over Smith's classes at Cooper Union while Smith went to Japan to photograph for Life magazine. Bernstein was known as "the photographer's photographer" by his colleagues and was active for more than sixty years. His work was included in Edward Steichen's ground-breaking "Family of Man" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955 and is found in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Jewish Museum.

      Heritage Auctions
    • LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Washington
      Apr. 18, 2009

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Washington

      Est: $2,500 - $4,000

      LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Washington Square, 1953 Vintage gelatin silver, 1953 Paper: 10-7/8 x 13-7/8 inches (27.6 x 35.2 cm) Image: 8-3/4 x 12 inches (22.2 x 30.5 cm) Recto: signed, titled, and dated in ink in artist's hand Verso: inscribed Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ in ink in unidentified hand State: unmounted Bernstein was a charter member of the Photo League in New York and was active in the organization from 1936 until the league disbanded in the early 1950s. Bernstein taught at the Phoenix School of Design in New York and at the request of W. Eugene Smith, took over Smith's classes at Cooper Union while Smith went to Japan to photograph for Life magazine. Bernstein was known as "the photographer's photographer" by his colleagues and was active for more than sixty years. His work was included in Edward Steichen's ground-breaking "Family of Man" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955 and is found in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Jewish Museum. This photograph is 1 of 5 extant copies. One of these copies, in addition to two other Bernstein prints, were in the private collection of W. Eugene Smith. In 1978, Mr. Smith gifted his collection to the Center for Creative Photography at The University of Arizona. This image was also featured in The New York Times, Sunday Magazine Edition, by Jack Deschin, Editor of Photography, June 12, 1955.

      Heritage Auctions
    • Lou Bernstein, (American, 1911-2005), Bohemians, 1954
      Feb. 22, 2009

      Lou Bernstein, (American, 1911-2005), Bohemians, 1954

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Lou Bernstein (American, 1911-2005) Bohemians, 1954 gelatin silver print signed and dated (on the image, lower right), stamped (on the verso) 7 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches.

      Hindman
    • Lou Bernstein, (American, 1911-2005), Hester Street, 1942
      Feb. 22, 2009

      Lou Bernstein, (American, 1911-2005), Hester Street, 1942

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Lou Bernstein (American, 1911-2005) Hester Street, 1942 gelatin silver print signed (on the image, lower right), stamped, signed, titled and dated (on the reverse mount) 8 1/16 x 7 3/8 inches.

      Hindman
    • PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LOU BERNSTEIN LOU
      Dec. 12, 2008

      PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LOU BERNSTEIN LOU

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LOU BERNSTEIN LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Boy and Girl, 1950 Silver gelatin, 1950 9-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches (23.5 x 18.4 cm) Verso: signed and dated in ink in artist's hand with photographer's credit stamp State: unmounted State: unmounted This image is one of the 9 photographs of Bernstein's acquired by Edward Steichen during his tenure as Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, for their Permanent Collection in the mid 1950s. This is an early original photograph printed and signed by Lou Bernstein, from his private estate collection. Bernstein was a charter member of the Photo League in New York and was active in the organization from 1936 until it dis-banded in the early 1950s. Bernstein taught at The Phoenix School of Design, NY and at the request of W. Eugene Smith, took over Smith's classes at Cooper Union when Smith went to Japan to photograph for Life Magazine. Bernstein was known as "the photographer's photographer" by his colleagues and was an active photographer for more than sixty years. His work was included in Steichen's ground-breaking 'Family of Man' exhibition of 1955 and is found in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; The Jewish Museum, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; the International Center for Photography and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ. Excellent. One extremely small emulsion crack, visible in raking light only.

      Heritage Auctions
    • PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LOU BERNSTEIN LOU
      Dec. 12, 2008

      PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LOU BERNSTEIN LOU

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LOU BERNSTEIN LOU BERNSTEIN (American, 1911-2005) Coney Island Lovers, 1965 Silver gelatin, 1965 Image: 8-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches (21.6 x 29.2 cm) Recto: signed, titled, and dated in ink in artist's hand State: dry-mounted to original 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) board This image is one of 73 photographs of Bernstein's, acquired by Cornell Capa, founder and director of the International Center of Photography, NY, for their permanent collection and archives in 1991. This is an early original photograph printed and signed by Lou Bernstein, from his private estate collection. Bernstein was a charter member of the Photoleague in New York and was active in the organization between 1936 until the league disbanded in the early 1950s. Bernstein taught at the Phoenix School of Design, NY and at the request of W. Eugene Smith, took over Smith's classes at Cooper Union while he went to Japan to photograph for Life magazine. Bernstein was known as "the photographer's photographer" by his colleagues and was active for more than sixty years. His work was included in Steichen's ground-breaking 'Family of Man' exhibition of 1955 and is found in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Jewish Museum, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; the International Center for Photography and the Center for Creative Photography , Tucson, AZ. Excellent. One very small surface abrasion visible in raking light only.

      Heritage Auctions
    • BERNSTEIN, LOU (1911- ) Untitled (boys fencing).
      Oct. 21, 2008

      BERNSTEIN, LOU (1911- ) Untitled (boys fencing).

      Est: $3,000 - $4,500

      BERNSTEIN, LOU (1911- ) Untitled (boys fencing). Silver print, 10x13 inches (25.4x33 cm.), flush mounted, with Bernstein's signature, date, and credit hand stamp on mount verso. 1954

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • BERNSTEIN, LOU Fire Hydrant, South 3rd Street, Brooklyn.
      Apr. 15, 2002

      BERNSTEIN, LOU Fire Hydrant, South 3rd Street, Brooklyn.

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

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    • BERNSTEIN, LOU
      Apr. 15, 2002

      BERNSTEIN, LOU

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      Fire Hydrant, South 3rd Street, Brooklyn. Silver print, 8 1/2 x11 3/4 inches, signed, titled, and dated, in ink, on recto. 1947; printed 1980s

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    • LOU BERNSTEIN
      Feb. 19, 2002

      LOU BERNSTEIN

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Jazz Study Gelatin silver print. 1949. Signed and dated in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount. 81/4 x 111/4in. (21 x 28.6cm.).

      Christie's
    • LOU BERNSTEIN
      Feb. 19, 2002

      LOU BERNSTEIN

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      Father and Baby, Coney Island Gelatin silver print. 1943. Signed, titled and dated in ink on the mount. 9 x 12in. (22.8 x 30.5cm.).

      Christie's
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