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Walker Evans(1903-1975)
Who is Walker Evans?
Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans's work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8×10-inch (200×250 mm) view camera. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are "literate, authoritative, transcendent".

Many of his works are in the permanent collections of museums and have been the subject of retrospectives at such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art or George Eastman Museum.

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Jessie (née Crane) and Walker Evans. His father was an advertising director. Walker was raised in an affluent environment; he spent his youth in Toledo, Chicago, and New York City. He attended The Loomis Institute and Mercersburg Academy[4] before graduating from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1922. He studied French literature for a year at Williams College, spending much of his time in the school's library, before dropping out. He returned to New York and worked as a night attendant in the map room of the Public Library. After spending a year in Paris in 1926, he returned to the United States to join a literary and art crowd in New York City. John Cheever, Hart Crane, and Lincoln Kirstein were among his friends. He was a clerk for a stockbroker firm in Wall street from 1927 to 1929.

Evans took up photography in 1928 around the time he was living in Ossining, New York. His influences included Eugène Atget and August Sander. In 1930, he published three photographs (Brooklyn Bridge) in the poetry book The Bridge by Hart Crane. In 1931, he made a photo series of Victorian houses in the Boston vicinity sponsored by Lincoln Kirstein.

In May and June 1933, Evans took photographs in Cuba on assignment for Lippincott, the publisher of Carleton Beals' The Crime of Cuba (1933), a "strident account" of the dictatorship of Gerardo Machado. There Evans drank nightly with Ernest Hemingway, who loaned him money to extend his two-week stay an additional week. His photographs documented street life, the presence of police, beggars and dockworkers in rags, and other waterfront scenes. He also helped Hemingway acquire photos from newspaper archives that documented some of the political violence Hemingway described in To Have and Have Not (1937). Fearing that his photographs might be deemed critical of the government and confiscated by Cuban authorities, he left 46 prints with Hemingway. He had no difficulties when returning to the United States, and 31 of his photos appeared in Beals' book. The cache of prints left with Hemingway was discovered in Havana in 2002 and exhibited at an exhibition in Key West.
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EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975) [Massachusetts], 1931, likely vintage or near-vintage.

Lot 41: EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975) [Massachusetts], 1931, likely vintage or near-vintage.

Auction Date: Nov 17, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975)
[Massachusetts],
1931, likely vintage or near-vintage. Toned gelatin silver print, image 4 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches (111 x 192 cm), verso with Walker Evans stamp (with the Walker Evans Lunn Galleries stamp, with pencil notations IX-77). Small crease to corner (l.l.). Paper does not fluoresce under UV.


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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975) [Kitchen, Burroughs Family Cabin, Hale County, Alabama],1936, likely printed 1950s or earlier. Gelatin sil...

Lot 42: EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975) [Kitchen, Burroughs Family Cabin, Hale County, Alabama],1936, likely printed 1950s or earlier. Gelatin sil...

Auction Date: Nov 17, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975)
[Kitchen, Burroughs Family Cabin, Hale County, Alabama],
1936, likely printed 1950s or earlier. Gelatin silver print, 'RA-8137-A' in the negative, image 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches (200 x 253 mm), verso with the Walker Evans Lunn Galleries stamp (with pencil notation 11-86). Minor age-appropriate silvering noted, mostly to the plateholder area and the darkest image areas, small crease to corner (l.l.), apparently not breaking the emulsion. Slight fluorescence noted against a dated control specimen, though this is possibly due to chemical offset from the back mat. Framed.
See James Szarkowski Walker Evans The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1971, p. 86; Jerald C. Maddox Walker Evans Photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1938 Da Capo, New York, 1975, pl. 264, etc.

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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975) [Bed, Tenant Farmhouse, Hale County, Alabama], 1936, (Floyd Burroughs Bedroom), likely 1950s. Gela...

Lot 43: EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975) [Bed, Tenant Farmhouse, Hale County, Alabama], 1936, (Floyd Burroughs Bedroom), likely 1950s. Gela...

Auction Date: Nov 17, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975)
[Bed, Tenant Farmhouse, Hale County, Alabama],
1936, (Floyd Burroughs Bedroom), likely 1950s. Gelatin silver print, image 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches (200 x 253 mm), verso with the Walker Evans Lunn Galleries stamp (with pencil notation 11-95). Some toning to extreme edges of image, minor oxidation noted, mostly to the plateholder area, scattered original retouching; a sharp, 1-inch crease in the upper center portion of the image which appears to break the emulsion; and some edge wear and scattered tiny losses along the extreme edges of the print, with a small hole-punch within plateholder marks (probably a Walker Evans studio archive mark). Slight fluorescence noted against a dated control specimen. Framed.
This image is Keller 534; she refers to this example as LUNNPFM-60, plate 4, also noting it as a variant.

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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975) Forty-six gelatin photographs dating from his 1933 trip to Cuba, printed 1933.

Lot 44: EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975) Forty-six gelatin photographs dating from his 1933 trip to Cuba, printed 1933.

Auction Date: Nov 17, 2021

Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000

Description: EVANS, WALKER (1903-1975)
Forty-six gelatin photographs dating from his 1933 trip to Cuba,
printed 1933. Vintage gelatin silver prints, the largest 8 x 10 inches (203 x 254 mm), all in unmounted state, trimmed to the image area. The prints are not signed, titled, dated, or stamped. Each is annotated on the verso "Hemingway Collection" in black ink, and most are neatly matted for presentation. The collection is accompanied with a signed note on Commercial Cable Co. of Cuba stationery, addressed to Hemingway from Evans, conveying this set of images to him, together with the original envelope (from the Ambos Mundos Hotel, Havana), marked "Mr. Hemingway" in Evans' hand, and with a note on the obverse "loaned $ 25.00" in Hemingway's. The prints are generally in very good condition. Some silvering commensurate with age is noted along the edges. Minor bends, creases, indentations and other defects are present, though none of these are especially impactful, and a full inventory, together with note of any defects, will be provided upon request. The tones are generally commensurate with images stored in a tropical environment. There are varying degrees of slight discoloration, the shadow and mid-tones range from dark brown to light yellow in tonality, and the highlight areas are occasionally a little faded.
This remarkable survival, a collection of 46 vintage prints, taken and printed by Walker Evans in Havana, Cuba in 1933, was given by Evans to Ernest Hemingway during the month that Evans was in Havana, taking photographs for The Crime of Cuba. The two became friendly, and the note speaks of a loan of "ten or fifteen dollars" (which appears to have ultimately been twenty-five) an offer which Evans had apparently previously turned down but decided the following day to accept.
The 1933 Cuba trip was a major early assignment for Evans where, at the behest of the publisher J. B. Lippincott, he was to prepare images for the forthcoming book by Carleton Beals, The Crime of Cuba. This was an exposé of the brutal American-sponsored regime of President Gerardo Machado (which ended in the collapse of his government towards the end of 1933). In the course of this trip he took some four hundred images.
Hemingway had arrived in early April on a fishing expedition on a thirty-foot cruiser (the Anita) rented from friends in Key West. Evans wrote "I had a wonderful time with Hemingway. Drinking every night. He was at loose ends and he needed a drinking companion, and I filled that role for two weeks." When Evans ran short of money (having been robbed early in his stay), Hemingway loaned him sufficient to stay on for another week. Most accounts indicate that Evans gave these prints to Hemingway to ensure that, if his pictures were seized by the regime, these images (which he likely deemed to be especially important) would make it back to the United States. In the event, no problems presented themselves, and his cache of film made it back complete, and this collection remained with Hemingway as a gift.
The trove includes eleven images likely appropriated from newspaper sources by Evans, showing the brutalities of the regime, including bloodied corpses. But the majority--thirty-five--are his own, all in what are likely the earliest available printings. These present a stunning visual document of Cuba at the period, and though taken early in his career, they bear all of the aesthetic hallmarks of Evans' later work.
These images were exhibited as Ernest Hemingway and Walker Evans: Three Weeks in Cuba, 1933 between 2004-2008 as follows:
Key West Museum of Art and History at the Custom House, Key West, Florida, 1/15/04-1/10/2005
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, 9/7/05-11/20/05
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina, 12/9/05-2/19/06
Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina, 9/8/06-11/3/06
Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida, 11/20/06-01/5/07
Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 2/15/07-4/15/07
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida, 03/08/08-06/01/08.

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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Doyle New York

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Fireplace with Arrangement of Objects on Mantle in

Lot 8: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Fireplace with Arrangement of Objects on Mantle in

Auction Date: Nov 09, 2021

Estimate: €6,000 - €8,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Fireplace with Arrangement of Objects on Mantle in Floyd Burrough's Home,... image/feuille : 24.1 x 19.1 cm. (9 ½ x 7 ½ in.) montage : 33.1 x 26.7 cm. (13 x 10 ½ in.)...

Location: Paris, FR

Auction House: Christie's

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Untitled (Road Markings), 1973 image (chaque) : 12

Lot 24: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Untitled (Road Markings), 1973 image (chaque) : 12

Auction Date: Nov 09, 2021

Estimate: €5,000 - €7,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Untitled (Road Markings), 1973 image (chaque) : 12 x 12 cm. (4 ¾ x 4 ¾ in.) feuille (chaque) : 12.6 x 12.7 cm. (5 x 5 in.) (3)...

Location: Paris, FR

Auction House: Christie's

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Roadside shack with sign "Fred Kraft."

Lot 108: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Roadside shack with sign "Fred Kraft."

Auction Date: Oct 21, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Roadside shack with sign "Fred Kraft." Silver print, the image measuring 4 1/2x3 1/2 inches (11.4x8.9 cm.), with the Lunn Archive hand stamp, on verso. 1930s
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Lincoln Building Construction Site, New York City.

Lot 115: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Lincoln Building Construction Site, New York City.

Auction Date: Oct 21, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Lincoln Building Construction Site, New York City. Silver print, the image measuring 2 1/2x3 5/8 inches (6.4x9.2 cm.). 1928-29
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Wooden Church, South Carolina * Westchester, New York, Farmhouse.

Lot 106: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Wooden Church, South Carolina * Westchester, New York, Farmhouse.

Auction Date: Oct 21, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Wooden Church, South Carolina * Westchester, New York, Farmhouse. Together, 2 silver prints, the images measuring 8 1/4x6 3/4 and 4 3/4x6 5/8 inches (21x17.1 and 12.1x16.8 cm.), the mounts 18x14 1/2 inches (45.7x39.4 cm.), each with Evans' signature, in pencil, on mount recto. 1931 & 1936; printed early 1970s
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Country store near Moundville, Alabama, Summer.

Lot 107: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Country store near Moundville, Alabama, Summer.

Auction Date: Oct 21, 2021

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Country store near Moundville, Alabama, Summer. Silver print, the image measuring 7 3/8x9 inches (18.7x22.9 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with a Library of Congress hand stamp and notations, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1936; printed 1960s
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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Walker Evans, (American, 1903-1975), Show Posters, gelatin silver print, 14 7/8" x 18 3/4"

Lot 556: Walker Evans, (American, 1903-1975), Show Posters, gelatin silver print, 14 7/8" x 18 3/4"

Auction Date: Oct 14, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Walker Evans
(American, 1903-1975)
Show Posters
gelatin silver print
stamped and inscribed verso
originally produced in 1937
reprinted by Library of Congress, Washington DC, 1960
14 7/8" x 18 3/4"

Provenance:
Treadway Toomey Auctions, Oak Park, Illinois, 04 March 2007, Lot 0791A
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Location: Oak Park, IL, US

Auction House: Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

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WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) Shanties, Outskirts of Havana, 1933 gelatin s

Lot 35: WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) Shanties, Outskirts of Havana, 1933 gelatin s

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) Shanties, Outskirts of Havana, 1933 gelatin silver print, printed 1969–1970 by James Dow image: 5 3/8 x 9 1/4 in. (13.6 x 23.4 cm.) sheet: 8 x 10 in. (20.4 x 25.5 cm.)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) Streetcar, El Cerro District, Havana, 1933 ge

Lot 36: WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) Streetcar, El Cerro District, Havana, 1933 ge

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) Streetcar, El Cerro District, Havana, 1933 gelatin silver print, printed 1969–1970 by James Dow image: 9 3/8 x 5 1/2 in. (23.7 x 13.9 cm.) sheet: 10 x 8 in. (25.5 x 20.4 cm.)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Walker Evans (1903-1975); Penny Picture Display, Savannah;

Lot 82: Walker Evans (1903-1975); Penny Picture Display, Savannah;

Auction Date: Oct 04, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: Walker Evans (1903-1975)
Penny Picture Display, Savannah, 1936
Archival pigment print, printed later, inscribed
'this archival pigment print was made from a high resolution file from Evans' original negative. Printed by John T. Hill' in pencil on the verso.

sheet 40 x 30in (101.5 x 76.2cm)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Walker Evans (1903-1975); Self Portrait, Darien;

Lot 93: Walker Evans (1903-1975); Self Portrait, Darien;

Auction Date: Oct 04, 2021

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: Walker Evans (1903-1975)
Self Portrait, Darien, 1929
Gelatin silver contact print, printed 1929, titled 'Darien', dated, (an)notations '3 GS50W' and '1st of face' by the artist in pencil on the verso.
sheet 2 3/4 x 2 1/8in (7 x 5.4cm)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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WALKER EVANS - Composition - Original vintage photogravure

Lot 2132: WALKER EVANS - Composition - Original vintage photogravure

Auction Date: Sep 26, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $250

Description: Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975).
Title: "Composition".
Medium: Original vintage photogravure.
Date: Composed 1974. Printed 1974.
Dimensions: Overall size: 17 1/4 x 13 in. (438 x 330 mm). Image size: 10 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (260 x 257 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed in the plate. Intended edition of 950 (of which all were printed?). High-grade white Bristol archival paper. Full margins, as issued. Fine, quality impression. Fine condition. Comment(s): Very scarce. Quite possibly printed in a run of far less than the 950 proposed. The printing was derived from a high-resolution negative produced with Polaroid Type 105 Positive/Negative film. In the early 1970s Polaroid launched a project to show that this film process could successfully compete with gelatin silver prints as a fine art medium. The company gave cameras plus a generous stock of film to leading photographers of the day. Their output was then published by the Polaroid Corporation. Image copyright © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. [24696-3-150]
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Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Auction House: Stanford Auctioneers

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WALKER EVANS - Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge - Original photogravure

Lot 1131: WALKER EVANS - Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge - Original photogravure

Auction Date: Sep 25, 2021

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975).
Title: "Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge".
Medium: Original photogravure.
Date: Composed 1929. Printed later.
Dimensions: Overall size: 5 1/8 x 3 9/16 in. (130 x 90 mm).
Lot Note(s): Stamped with the photographer's name, verso. Edition unknown, presumed small. High-grade archival paper. Printed to the edge of the sheet. Fine, quality printing. Very good to fine condition; affixed to very thin and supple archival acid-free support sheet, not mount/board. Comment(s): Image copyright © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. [29646-1-400]
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Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Auction House: Stanford Auctioneers

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WALKER EVANS - Coal Dock Worker, Havana, Cuba - Gelatin silver print

Lot 637: WALKER EVANS - Coal Dock Worker, Havana, Cuba - Gelatin silver print

Auction Date: Sep 24, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000

Description: Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975).
Title: "Coal Dock Worker, Havana, Cuba [two shovels]".
Medium: Gelatin silver print.
Date: Composed 1932. Printed 1971.
Dimensions: Overall size: 18 x 14 3/4 in. (457 x 375 mm). Image size: 7 5/8 x 6 in. (194 x 152 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed in pencil on the mount, lower right; dated and numbered on the mount, lower left. Planned edition of 100, of which 88 were printed. Mounted into debossed areas on Strathmore double weight rag board. Flush mounted as issued. Fine, quality contact printing from the original negatives by Ives-Sillman/Thomas A. Brown, under the supervision of Walker Evans. Very good condition; would be fine save a small imperfection in the hat of the subject, visible in the raking light. Comment(s): This iconic Evans photograph is from the beautifully conceived and executed portfolio “Walker Evans: 14 Photographs,” published by Ives-Sillman, New Haven, CT, in 1971. Evans selected this image for the portfolio as representative of the work he did in Cuba, where he made a series of single and group portraits of coal dock workers. Arguably the most important and compelling image of the series, this man, holding not one but two shovels, was the oldest of the workers and the central figure in all of the group portraits. The photograph was included by Evans in his 1938 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. A photocopy of the very rare prospectus and price list for the portfolio accompanies the lot. Distributed in part by Harry H. Lunn/Graphics International Ltd., Washington, D.C. Image copyright © The Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. [29783-3-3000]
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Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Auction House: Stanford Auctioneers

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Walker Evans (1903-1975); Grocery Store, New Hampshire;

Lot 118: Walker Evans (1903-1975); Grocery Store, New Hampshire;

Auction Date: Aug 31, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: Walker Evans (1903-1975)
Grocery Store, New Hampshire, 1930s
Gelatin silver print, printed later, notation 'III 551' in pencil and the 'Lunn Archive' stamp on the verso.
8 x 6 1/8in (20.3 x 15.5cm)
sheet 10 x 8in (25.4 x 20.3cm)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Walker Evans (1903-1975); Main Street of a Pennsylvania Town;

Lot 112: Walker Evans (1903-1975); Main Street of a Pennsylvania Town;

Auction Date: Aug 31, 2021

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: Walker Evans (1903-1975)
Main Street of a Pennsylvania Town, 1935
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1935, 'Evans/Farm Security Administration' credit and 'Lunn Archive' stamps on the verso.
9 1/2 x 7 3/8in (24.2 x 18.7cm)

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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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WALKER EVANS - Composition - Original vintage photogravure

Lot 1621: WALKER EVANS - Composition - Original vintage photogravure

Auction Date: Jun 20, 2021

Estimate: $200 - $250

Description: Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975).
Title: "Composition".
Medium: Original vintage photogravure.
Date: Composed 1974. Printed 1974.
Dimensions: Overall size: 17 1/4 x 13 in. (438 x 330 mm). Image size: 10 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (260 x 257 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed in the plate. Intended edition of 950 (of which all were printed?). High-grade white Bristol archival paper. Full margins, as issued. Fine, quality impression. Fine condition. Comment(s): Very scarce. Quite possibly printed in a run of far less than the 950 proposed. The printing was derived from a high-resolution negative produced with Polaroid Type 105 Positive/Negative film. In the early 1970s Polaroid launched a project to show that this film process could successfully compete with gelatin silver prints as a fine art medium. The company gave cameras plus a generous stock of film to leading photographers of the day. Their output was then published by the Polaroid Corporation. Image copyright © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. [24696-3-150]
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Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Auction House: Stanford Auctioneers

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WALKER EVANS - Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge - Original photogravure

Lot 1130: WALKER EVANS - Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge - Original photogravure

Auction Date: Jun 19, 2021

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975).
Title: "Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge".
Medium: Original photogravure.
Date: Composed 1929. Printed later.
Dimensions: Overall size: 5 1/8 x 3 9/16 in. (130 x 90 mm).
Lot Note(s): Stamped with the photographer's name, verso. Edition unknown, presumed small. High-grade archival paper. Printed to the edge of the sheet. Fine, quality printing. Very good to fine condition; affixed to very thin and supple archival acid-free support sheet, not mount/board. Comment(s): Image copyright © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. [29646-1-400]
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Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Auction House: Stanford Auctioneers

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WALKER EVANS - Coal Dock Worker, Havana, Cuba - Gelatin silver print

Lot 117: WALKER EVANS - Coal Dock Worker, Havana, Cuba - Gelatin silver print

Auction Date: Jun 18, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000

Description: Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975).
Title: "Coal Dock Worker, Havana, Cuba [two shovels]".
Medium: Gelatin silver print.
Date: Composed 1932. Printed 1971.
Dimensions: Overall size: 18 x 14 3/4 in. (457 x 375 mm). Image size: 7 5/8 x 6 in. (194 x 152 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed in pencil on the mount, lower right; dated and numbered on the mount, lower left. Planned edition of 100, of which 88 were printed. Mounted into debossed areas on Strathmore double weight rag board. Flush mounted as issued. Fine, quality contact printing from the original negatives by Ives-Sillman/Thomas A. Brown, under the supervision of Walker Evans. Very good condition; would be fine save a small imperfection in the hat of the subject, visible in the raking light. Comment(s): This iconic Evans photograph is from the beautifully conceived and executed portfolio “Walker Evans: 14 Photographs,” published by Ives-Sillman, New Haven, CT, in 1971. Evans selected this image for the portfolio as representative of the work he did in Cuba, where he made a series of single and group portraits of coal dock workers. Arguably the most important and compelling image of the series, this man, holding not one but two shovels, was the oldest of the workers and the central figure in all of the group portraits. The photograph was included by Evans in his 1938 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. A photocopy of the very rare prospectus and price list for the portfolio accompanies the lot. Distributed in part by Harry H. Lunn/Graphics International Ltd., Washington, D.C. Image copyright © The Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. [29783-3-3000]
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Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Auction House: Stanford Auctioneers

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F.S.A.: Street and Graveyard in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Lot 4147: F.S.A.: Street and Graveyard in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Auction Date: Jun 16, 2021

Estimate: €400 - €600

Description: Photographer: Walker Evans (1903-1975). "Street and Graveyard in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania". 1936/printed 1970s by the Library of Congress. Ferrotyped gelatin silver print on Kodak paper. 20,5 x 25,3 cm. Annotated and with number notations in pencil as well as Reproduced from the collection of the Library of Congress and other archive stamp on the verso. - - A print of this image is in the collection of the MoMA, New York. – Some handling marks/dents, otherwise in very good condition. - - Provenance: Galerie Taube, Berlin - - Exhibited: "Die USA der dreißiger Jahre in Fotografien", Galerie Taube, Berlin Sept.4 - Oct. 2,1976. - - Sollten Sie detailliertere Zustandsberichte wünschen, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte. / Should you need more detailed condition reports, please contact us....

Location: Berlin, DE

Auction House: Galerie Bassenge

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F.S.A.: Main Street, Greensboro, Alabama

Lot 4148: F.S.A.: Main Street, Greensboro, Alabama

Auction Date: Jun 16, 2021

Estimate: €400 - €600

Description: Photographer: Walker Evans (1903-1975). "Main Street, Greensboro, Alabama". 1936/printed 1970s by the Library of Congress. Ferrotyped gelatin silver print on Kodak paper. 20,5 x 25,3 cm. Number notations in pencil as well as Reproduced from the collection of the Library of Congress stamp on the verso. - - Some handling marks/dents, some stronger in left side, otherwise in very good condition. - - Sollten Sie detailliertere Zustandsberichte wünschen, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte. / Should you need more detailed condition reports, please contact us....

Location: Berlin, DE

Auction House: Galerie Bassenge

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F.S.A.: Frank Tengle Family, Hale County, Alabama

Lot 4150: F.S.A.: Frank Tengle Family, Hale County, Alabama

Auction Date: Jun 16, 2021

Estimate: €400 - €600

Description: Photographer: Walker Evans (1903-1975). "Frank Tengle Family, Hale County, Alabama". 1936/printed 1970s by the Library of Congress. Ferrotyped gelatin silver print on Kodak paper. 20,5 x 25,3 cm. Annotated and with number notations in pencil as well as Reproduced from the collection of the Library of Congress and other archive stamp on the verso. - - Some handling marks/dents, creases in upper right corner, otherwise in good condition. - - Provenance: Galerie Taube, Berlin - - Exhibited: "Die USA der dreißiger Jahre in Fotografien", Galerie Taube, Berlin Sept.4-Oct. 2,1976. - - Sollten Sie detailliertere Zustandsberichte wünschen, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte. / Should you need more detailed condition reports, please contact us....

Location: Berlin, DE

Auction House: Galerie Bassenge

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Bowling Green Subway Entrance.

Lot 214: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Bowling Green Subway Entrance.

Auction Date: May 27, 2021

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Bowling Green Subway Entrance. Silver print, the image measuring 6 5/8x9 7/8 inches (16.8x25.1 cm.), the sheet 11x14 inches (27.9x35.6 cm.), with a caption, in blue pencil, on recto, and Fortune and Time Inc. hand stamps, with Evans' credit, caption, and date, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1956
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Group of 4 photographs of cast iron façades in New York City.

Lot 215: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Group of 4 photographs of cast iron façades in New York City.

Auction Date: May 27, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Group of 4 photographs of cast iron façades in New York City. Silver prints, the images measuring 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm.) square, the sheets 14x11 inches (35.6x27.9 cm.), one with cropping notations on recto, and each with the Lunn Archive hand stamp with the numeric notations, in pencil, in an unknown hand, and three with a Cr. Walker Evans 4/8/63 hand stamp, on verso. 1963
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Barber shop, New Orleans.

Lot 37: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Barber shop, New Orleans.

Auction Date: May 27, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Barber shop, New Orleans. Silver print, the image measuring 9 5/8x7 5/8 inches (24.4x19.4 cm.), the sheet slightly larger. 1935; printed 1960s
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Church Organ, Rural Alabama.

Lot 38: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Church Organ, Rural Alabama.

Auction Date: May 27, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Church Organ, Rural Alabama. Silver print, the image measuring 7 5/8x9 5/8 inches (19.4x24.4 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with the Lunn Archive hand stamp with the notations III 371, in pencil, and the title, date, and printing notations, also in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1936; printed 1960s
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Houses and Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama.

Lot 39: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Houses and Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama.

Auction Date: May 27, 2021

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Houses and Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama. Silver print, the image measuring 7 1/2x9 5/8 inches (19.1x24.4 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with the Lunn Archive hand stamp with the notations III 227, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1936
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Doorway, 204 West 13th Street, New York City * Minstrel Poster, Alabama * Stamped Tin Relic, New York City.

Lot 40: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Doorway, 204 West 13th Street, New York City * Minstrel Poster, Alabama * Stamped Tin Relic, New York City.

Auction Date: May 27, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Doorway, 204 West 13th Street, New York City * Minstrel Poster, Alabama * Stamped Tin Relic, New York City. Silver prints, the images measuring 8x10 1/4 to 15 1/2x11 3/4 inches (20.3x26 to 39.4x29.8 cm.), the mounts 19 3/4x14 3/4 inches (50.2x37.5 cm.), each with Evans' signature and edition notation out of 75, in pencil, on mount recto. 1931, 1936, 1930; printed 1974
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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Walker Evans (1903-1975)

Lot 479: Walker Evans (1903-1975)

Auction Date: May 05, 2021

Estimate: £60 - £90

Description: Walker Evans (1903-1975) POLAROIDS, Scalo Verlag Ac, 2001,Hardback book, unopened....

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Chiswick Auctions

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Walker Evans – Mask (Lega, Congo)

Lot 3420: Walker Evans – Mask (Lega, Congo)

Auction Date: Apr 28, 2021

Estimate: €800 - €900

Description: Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie auf Fotopapier. Vintage-Kontaktdruck, beschnitten. (Ca. 1935). Ca. 20 x 12,5 cm.
Verso mit dem sogenannten Lunn-Stempel der Lunn-Gallery „Walker Evans“, darin handschriftlich nummeriert „XX“ und „5/4“ sowie mit verschiedenen weiteren Bezeichnungen (wohl von fremder Hand). Dieser Stempel wurde 1975 von dem Galeristen Harry Lunn entworfen, der 5.500 Abzüge von Evans gekauft hatte. Walker war damals schon zu krank, um sie alle zu signieren, und so kamen sie auf den Stempel, der „Estate Stamp“ oder „Lunn Gallery“-Stempel oder „Lunn Archive“-Stempel genannt wird. Evans fotografierte 1935 im Auftrag des Direktors des Museum of Modern Art, New York, zahlreiche afrikanische Masken und Skulpturen in der Ausstellung „African Negro Art“. – Minimal berieben, kleiner Knick oben links sowie kleine Druckspuren links oben und links unten, Ecken leicht bestoßen, sonst gut.
differenzbesteuert (VAT: Margin Scheme)
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Location: Munich, DE

Auction House: Karl & Faber - Timed

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Walker Evans (1903-1975); Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn;

Lot 156: Walker Evans (1903-1975); Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn;

Auction Date: Apr 09, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: Walker Evans (1903-1975)
Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn, c. 1929
Gelatin silver contact print.
1 1/2 x 2in (3.8 x 5.1cm)

For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Walker Evans (1903-1975); Allie Mae Burroughs;

Lot 142: Walker Evans (1903-1975); Allie Mae Burroughs;

Auction Date: Apr 09, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: Walker Evans (1903-1975)
Allie Mae Burroughs, 1936
Gelatin silver print, printed 1971, signed by the artist and numbered 'XII 93/100' in pencil on the mount.
9 1/2 x 7in (23.8 x 18.1cm)

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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Walker Evans (1903-1975); The Grand Man, Astrologer's Sign;

Lot 44: Walker Evans (1903-1975); The Grand Man, Astrologer's Sign;

Auction Date: Apr 09, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: Walker Evans (1903-1975)
The Grand Man, Astrologer's Sign, c. 1935
Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed in pencil on the original window mat.
7 x 4 5/8in (17.8 x 11.7cm)
sheet 10 x 8in (25.4 x 20.3cm)
For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) - 'The Grand Man', Wall Mural, c. 1935

Lot 17: WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) - 'The Grand Man', Wall Mural, c. 1935

Auction Date: Apr 06, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903–1975)
'The Grand Man', Wall Mural, c. 1935
signed in pencil (mat, recto); numbered 'XXI' and 'I' in pencil in Lunn Gallery stamp (verso); numbered 'XXI' and 'I' in pencil in Lunn Gallery stamp (mat, verso)
image: 7 x 4 5/8 in. (17.7 x 11.7 cm.)
sheet: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) - American Legionnaire, Pennsylvania, 1936

Lot 16: WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) - American Legionnaire, Pennsylvania, 1936

Auction Date: Apr 06, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903–1975)
American Legionnaire, Pennsylvania, 1936
numbered 'I' and '72' in pencil in Lunn Gallery stamp (verso)
image/sheet: 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) - Bedroom Dresser, Shrimp Fisherman’s House, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1945

Lot 18: WALKER EVANS (1903–1975) - Bedroom Dresser, Shrimp Fisherman’s House, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1945

Auction Date: Apr 06, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903–1975)
Bedroom Dresser, Shrimp Fisherman’s House, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1945
numbered 'II' and '52' in pencil in Lunn Galllery stamp (verso)
image: 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ in. (23.4 x 18.4 cm.)
sheet: 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25 x 20 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) $ (painted sign).

Lot 82: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) $ (painted sign).

Auction Date: Mar 11, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
$ (painted sign). Unique Polaroid, the image measuring 3 inches (7.6 cm.) square, the sheet 4 1/8x3 3/8 inches (10.5x8.6 cm.), with Evans' signature hand stamp, on verso. Circa 1973
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Fireplace and Objects in Floyd Burrough's Bedroom, Hale County, Alabama.

Lot 71: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Fireplace and Objects in Floyd Burrough's Bedroom, Hale County, Alabama.

Auction Date: Mar 11, 2021

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Fireplace and Objects in Floyd Burrough's Bedroom, Hale County, Alabama. Silver contact print, the image measuring 9 3/4x7 3/4 inches (24.8x19.7 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with Evans' signature and inventory notation, in pencil, on verso. 1936
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Maine Pump.

Lot 72: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Maine Pump.

Auction Date: Mar 11, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Maine Pump. Silver print, the image measuring 11 1/8x8 1/2 inches (28.3x21.6 cm.), the mount 19 3/4x14 3/4 inches (50.2x37.5 cm.), with Evans' signature and the edition notation A/P, in pencil, on mount recto. 1933; printed 1974
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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(WALKER EVANS) (1903-1975) Church Interior, Alabama * Crossroads Store, Sprott, Alabama * Graveyard, Houses, and Steel Mill, Bethlehem,

Lot 73: (WALKER EVANS) (1903-1975) Church Interior, Alabama * Crossroads Store, Sprott, Alabama * Graveyard, Houses, and Steel Mill, Bethlehem,

Auction Date: Mar 11, 2021

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500

Description: (WALKER EVANS) (1903-1975)
Church Interior, Alabama * Crossroads Store, Sprott, Alabama * Graveyard, Houses, and Steel Mill, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania * Barber Shop, Atlanta, Georgia. Together, 4 silver prints, the images measuring approximately 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches (19.1x24.1 cm.), the sheets 11x14 inches (27.9x35.6 cm.), each accompanied by the original Library of Congress Master Photographers cover sheet, which includes information about the photographer and image. 1935-36; printed 1979

WITH--Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother. Lithograph, the image measuring 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches (24.1x19.1 cm.), the sheet 11x14 inches (27.9x35.6 cm.), with Library of Congress printed text about the photographer and image, on verso. 1936; printed 1979
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Country store near Moundville, Alabama, Summer.

Lot 154: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Country store near Moundville, Alabama, Summer.

Auction Date: Feb 04, 2021

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description:
WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)


Country store near Moundville, Alabama, Summer.
Silver print, the image measuring 187.3x228.6 mm; 7 3/8x9 inches, the sheet slightly larger, with a Library of Congress hand stamp and notations, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1936; printed 1960s.

Though Evans originally intended to start his career as a writer, he took up photography and employed literary techniques to create his powerful, often narrative imagery. In 1935, Evans was asked by the government to photograph one of their resettlement communities for the Department of the Interior. This led to his hiring by the Resettlement Administration. Working under Stryker, Evans photographed rural towns, creating architectural images of churches and roadside stores, as well as striking portraits of farmers and sharecroppers.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Show Bill, Dempolis, Alabama.

Lot 215: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Show Bill, Dempolis, Alabama.

Auction Date: Feb 04, 2021

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200

Description:
WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)


Show Bill, Dempolis, Alabama.
Oversize silver print, the image measuring 381x476.2 mm; 15x18 3/4 inches, the sheet slightly larger, with Evans' credit, a title, negative date, and inventory numbers, in pencil, in an unknown hand, and a Library of Congress hand stamp, on verso. 1936; printed 1960s.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Houses near a steel mill (Bethlehem, PA).

Lot 70: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Houses near a steel mill (Bethlehem, PA).

Auction Date: Feb 04, 2021

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Description:
WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)


Houses near a steel mill (Bethlehem, PA).
Silver print, the image measuring 203.2x263.5 mm; 8x10 3/8 inches, with Evans' signature, in pencil, and his 124 East 84th St., New York hand stamp, on verso. 1935; printed before 1964.

Provenance: Paul F. Walter; sold Sotheby's, New York; acquired by current owner, private collection, Connecticut.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Houses in the Negro Quarter, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Lot 73: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Houses in the Negro Quarter, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Auction Date: Feb 04, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description:
WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)


Houses in the Negro Quarter, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Silver print, the image measuring 193.7x241.3 mm; 7 5/8x9 1/2 inches, the sheet slightly larger, with Evans' signature, in pencil, on verso. 1936.

From the Collection of Paul F. Walter.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Lot 74: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Auction Date: Feb 04, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description:
WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)


Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Silver print, the image measuring 193.7x241.3 mm; 7 5/8x9 1/2 inches, the sheet slightly larger, with the Lunn Archive hand stamp with the notations III 548, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1935.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) First and Last.

Lot 141: WALKER EVANS (1903-1975) First and Last.

Auction Date: Feb 04, 2021

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800

Description:
WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)


First and Last.
Illustrated with over 200 reproductions of Evans' photographs spanning his decades long career. Small folio, gray-stamped and debossed gray cloth; printed dust jacket, lightly worn.
FIRST EDITION. New York: Harper & Row, (1978).

WITH--Truckdrivers, New York. Silver print, the image measuring 190.5x241.3 mm; 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches, the sheet 279.4x285.8 mm; 11x11 1/4 inches, with the edition notation 68/75, in ink, and the Walker Evans Estate blindstamp, on recto. Circa 1934; printed 1978.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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