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Photographer, Painter, Engraver, b. 1905 - d. 1998

John Gutmann (1905 – June 12, 1998) was a German-born American photographer and painter. Gutmann was born in 1905 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland) to an upper-middle-class Jewish family. He earned a degree in art from Staatliche Akademie für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe Breslau [de] and moved to Berlin in 1927, earning a post-graduate degree at Preussisches Shulkollegium for Hohere Erziehung.

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      • Photograph, John Gutmann
        Mar. 21, 2024

        Photograph, John Gutmann

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        John Gutmann (German/American, 1905-1998), "Father Doll," 1951, gelatin silver print, pencil signed, titled, and dated verso, exhibition labels affixed verso: The Oakland Museum, CA; UCLA at The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, image: 11.75"h x 10.25"w, sheet: 14"h x 11"w, overall (with frame): 22.75"h x 18.75"w. Provenance: Property from the estate of artist Robert Bechtle and art historian Whitney Chadwick. Exhibition: "Pacific Dreams: Currents of Surrealism and Fantasy in California Art 1934-1957," Oakland Museum, February 25 - June 11, 1995; UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

        Clars Auctions
      • Photograph, John Gutman
        Feb. 16, 2024

        Photograph, John Gutman

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        John Gutmann (German/American, 1905-1998), "Reach, San Francisco," 1938, later printing, gelatin silver print, pencil signed verso, inventory insciptions in pencil verso, image: 7.5"h x 8"w, sheet: 8"h x 10"w, overall (with mat): 18"h x 14"w. Provenance: Gifted to Robert Bechtle at the death of John Gutmann by the Gutmann Revocable Living Trust; Property from the estate of artist Robert Bechtle and art historian Whitney Chadwick.

        Clars Auctions
      • Photograph, John Gutmann
        Feb. 16, 2024

        Photograph, John Gutmann

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        John Gutmann (German/American, 1905-1998), "Father Doll," 1951, gelatin silver print, pencil signed, titled, and dated verso, exhibition labels affixed verso: The Oakland Museum, CA; UCLA at The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA., image: 11.75"h x 10.25"w, sheet: 14"h x 11"w, overall (with frame): 22.75"h x 18.75"w. Provenance: Property from the estate of artist Robert Bechtle and art historian Whitney Chadwick. Exhibition history: "Pacific Dreams: Currents of Surrealism and Fantasy in California Art 1934-1957," Oakland Museum, February 25 - June 11, 1995; UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA.

        Clars Auctions
      • Original 1980s Hand-Signed John Gutman Poster Women NYC
        Feb. 08, 2024

        Original 1980s Hand-Signed John Gutman Poster Women NYC

        Est: $200 - $250

        Gutman, John 1905 - 1998 John Gutman - Women 1933-1949 (Face Behind Veil) Photo/Offset 1981 20 x 14.5 in. (51 x 37 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (A) hand-signed in black pen by the artist at the lower right#USA #Photography #Signed by Artist

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • Selected Images
        Dec. 18, 2023

        Selected Images

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        John Gutmann 1905 - 1998 3 gelatin silver prints, ferrotyped, comprising 'End of the Trail, Reno, Nevada,' 'Ham and Eggs', and 'NYC' (Mounted Policeman), each signed, titled and dated in pencil on the reverse, 2 framed, Fraenkel Gallery labels on the reverse, 1936-38 images to: 9½ by 7¾ in. (24.1 by 19.7 cm.) frames to: 18½ by 15½ in. (47 by 39.4 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • Selected Images
        Dec. 18, 2023

        Selected Images

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        John Gutmann 1905 - 1998 3 gelatin silver prints, comprising 'Lunch Hour, San Francisco,' 'Maintenance Worker Moving down on Main Cable of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco,' and 'Looking from Ferryboat at Golden Gate with One Bridge Tower Completed, San Francisco,' each signed, titled and dated in pencil on the reverse, 1934-47, printed later images to: 10 by 10⅛ in. (25.4 by 25.7 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • Switch to Dodge (Detroit)
        Oct. 25, 2023

        Switch to Dodge (Detroit)

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        John Gutmann 1905 - 1998 Switch to Dodge (Detroit) gelatin silver print, ferrotyped, signed in pencil on the reverse, framed, a Fraenkel Gallery label on the reverse, 1936 image: 2¼ by 2⅛ in. (5.7 by 5.4 cm.) frame: 10½ by 10½ in. (26.7 by 26.7 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • 'Man's Ruin Tattoo'
        Oct. 25, 2023

        'Man's Ruin Tattoo'

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        John Gutmann 1905 - 1998 'Man's Ruin Tattoo' gelatin silver print, ferrotyped, signed, titled, and dated in pencil on the reverse, framed, a Laurence Miller Gallery label on the reverse, 1945 image: 9½ by 7¾ in. (24.1 by 19.7 cm.) frame: 22 by 18 in. (55.9 by 45.7 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • Chinese Playground, San Francisco
        May. 02, 2023

        Chinese Playground, San Francisco

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        John Gutmann 1905 - 1998 Chinese Playground, San Francisco gelatin silver print, possibly ferrotyped, signed, initialed, dated, and annotated 'S. F.' in pencil on the reverse, framed, a Fraenkel Gallery label on the reverse, 1938 image: 2¼ by 2⅛ in. (5.7 by 5.4 cm.) frame: 10½ by 10½ in. (26.7 by 26.7 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • 'Lombard Street, San Francisco'
        May. 02, 2023

        'Lombard Street, San Francisco'

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        John Gutmann 1905 - 1998 'Lombard Street, San Francisco' gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, titled in pencil on the reverse, framed, a Fraenkel Gallery label on the reverse, 1937 image: 9½ by 7½ in. (24.1 by 19.1 cm.) frame: 21½ by 17½ in. (54.6 by 44.5 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • Girlie Mags, San Francisco
        May. 02, 2023

        Girlie Mags, San Francisco

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        John Gutmann 1905 - 1998 Girlie Mags, San Francisco gelatin silver print, possibly ferrotyped, signed in pencil on the reverse, framed, a Fraenkel Gallery label on the reverse, 1939 image: 2¼ by 2⅛ in. (5.7 by 5.4 cm.) frame: 10½ by 10½ in. (26.7 by 26.7 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • Face Behind Veil
        May. 02, 2023

        Face Behind Veil

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        John Gutmann 1905 - 1998 Face Behind Veil gelatin silver print, possibly ferrotyped, framed, a Fraenkel Gallery label on the reverse, 1939 image: 2¼ by 2¼ in. (5.7 by 5.7 cm.) frame: 10½ by 10½ in. (26.7 by 26.7 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998) Eat in Car * Auto Ferries.
        Apr. 27, 2023

        JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998) Eat in Car * Auto Ferries.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998) Eat in Car * Auto Ferries. Together, 2 photographs. Silver prints, the images measuring 7 1/2x8 inches (19x35.6 cm.) and 6 7/8x9 1/2 inches (17.5x24.1 cm.), the mounts 18x14 inches (45.7x20.3 cm.), each with Gutmann's signature in pencil on mount recto, the title and negative date in pencil on mount verso, and a Martin Z. Margulies Collection label with the artist's name, title, and negative and print dates, also on mount verso. 1934 and 1935; printed 1974 Provenance: Private Collection, United Kingdom

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998) The Fleet is In, San Francisco.
        Oct. 20, 2022

        JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998) The Fleet is In, San Francisco.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998) The Fleet is In, San Francisco. Silver print, the image measuring 6 3/4x9 1/2 inches (17.1x24.1 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with Gutmann's signature, title, and negative date in pencil on verso. 1934; printed 1980s

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Original 1980s Hand-Signed John Gutman Poster Women NYC
        Sep. 24, 2022

        Original 1980s Hand-Signed John Gutman Poster Women NYC

        Est: $350 - $500

        Gutman, John 1905 - 1998 John Gutman - Women 191949 (Face Behind Veil) Photo/Offset 1981 20 x 14.5 in. (51 x 37 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (A) hand-signed in black pen by the artist at the lower right#USA #Photography

        PosterConnection Inc.
      • John Gutmann "Auto Ferries" Gelatin Silver Print
        Apr. 24, 2022

        John Gutmann "Auto Ferries" Gelatin Silver Print

        Est: $400 - $600

        John Gutmann (German-American, 1905-1998) "Auto Ferries, Sausalito Exit, California," gelatin silver print, 1934, printed in 1974, signed in pencil on board mount, bearing Martin Z. Margulies Collection label with identifying information and further inscriptions in pencil on board reverse, unframed. Sheet: 6.75" H x 9.5" W. Provenance: Laurence Miller Gallery

        Auctions at Showplace
      • John Gutmann "Eat in Car" Gelatin Silver Print
        Apr. 24, 2022

        John Gutmann "Eat in Car" Gelatin Silver Print

        Est: $400 - $600

        John Gutmann (German-American, 1905-1998) "'Eat in Car' Early Drive-In Restaurant, Hollywood (187.10)," gelatin silver print, 1935, printed in 1974, signed in pencil on board mount, bearing Martin Z. Margulies Collection label with identifying information and further inscriptions in pencil on board reverse, unframed. Sheet: 7.5" H x 8" W. Provenance: Laurence Miller Gallery; reproduced in "The Restless Decade," p. 41.

        Auctions at Showplace
      • John Gutmann (1905-1998); High School Student Makes $2264 Annually by Raising Eating Chickens, Petaluma, CA;
        Apr. 07, 2022

        John Gutmann (1905-1998); High School Student Makes $2264 Annually by Raising Eating Chickens, Petaluma, CA;

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        John Gutmann (1905-1998) High School Student Makes $2264 Annually by Raising Eating Chickens, Petaluma, CA, 1938 Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso. 13 x 10in (33 x 25.9cm) sheet 14 x 11in (35.6 x 35cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John Gutmann "The Chicken Pharmacy" Gelatin Silver
        Jun. 20, 2021

        John Gutmann "The Chicken Pharmacy" Gelatin Silver

        Est: $400 - $600

        John Gutmann (German-American, 1905-1998) "The Chicken Pharmacy, Petaluma, California," gelatin silver print, 1938, printed in 1974, signed on reverse, bearing San Francisco Museum of Art label on mat reverse, unframed. Sheet: 8" H x 8.75" W.

        Auctions at Showplace
      • John Gutmann "Silk Hat Harry" Gelatin Silver Print
        Jun. 20, 2021

        John Gutmann "Silk Hat Harry" Gelatin Silver Print

        Est: $400 - $600

        John Gutmann (German-American, 1905-1998) "Silk Hat Harry, The Only Colored Juggler in San Francisco," gelatin silver print, 1938, printed in 1974, signed on reverse, bearing San Francisco Museum of Art label on mat reverse, unframed. Sheet: 8" H x 10" W. Provenance: From the Martin Z. Margulies collection, donated to New York Live Arts.

        Auctions at Showplace
      • Gutmann, John: Two Nudes Attracted
        Jun. 16, 2021

        Gutmann, John: Two Nudes Attracted

        Est: €800 - €1,000

        "Two Nudes Attracted". 1937/printed 1960s/70s. Gelatin silver print on strong ivory paper. 25,5 x 30,5 cm (27,6 x 35,2 cm). Signed, titled and dated by the photographer in pencil on the verso. - - Corners minimally bumped, otherwise a fine tonal print in excellent condition. - - Sollten Sie detailliertere Zustandsberichte wünschen, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte. / Should you need more detailed condition reports, please contact us.

        Galerie Bassenge
      • JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998) Alfalfa Bill.
        May. 27, 2021

        JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998) Alfalfa Bill.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        JOHN GUTMANN (1905-1998) Alfalfa Bill. Silver print, the image measuring 12 1/2x10 inches (31.8x25.4 cm.), with Gutmann's signature and the title, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. Late 1930s

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Gutman, John: Texas Car
        Dec. 02, 2020

        Gutman, John: Texas Car

        Est: €800 - €1,000

        "Texas Car". 1937/printed 1970s/80s. Gelatin silver print. 22,3 x 18,7 cm (25,3 x 20 cm). Signed, titled, dated and copyrighted by the photographer in pencil on the verso. Hinge-mounted in mat. - - A few minimal indentation spots in upper left, otherwise a fine tonal print in near excellent condition. - - Sollten Sie detailliertere Zustandsberichte wünschen, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte. / Should you need more detailed condition reports, please contact us.

        Galerie Bassenge
      • John Gutmann. Hindu Temple at Madras, 1945
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann. Hindu Temple at Madras, 1945

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        John Gutmann, Hindu Temple at Madras, 1945. 10 x 8 gelatin silver print on double weight paper. Gutmann photographed in India while working with the U.S.Office of War Information psychological warfare team. A boy faces the statues, and they face him. The original snipe has “CISCO”, the Pix code for Gutmann’s photographs, as well as his PIX credit stamp.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann. Hindu Temple at Madras
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann. Hindu Temple at Madras

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        John Gutmann, Hindu Temple at Madras. 10 x 8 inch ferrotyped gelatin silver print on single weight paper, 1945. Gutmann photographed in India while working with the U.S. Office of War Information psychological warfare team. The original snipe has information about the temple. “The stone walls of the temple grounds are elaborately carved with legendary symbols of the Hindu religion A small boy crouches between the statues.” This is a good example of the richness that can be achieved with a good ferrotyped print. The snipe includes “CISCO”, the Pix code for Gutmann’s photographs, as well as his PIX credit stamp.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann. Four architectural scenes, India, 1945
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann. Four architectural scenes, India, 1945

        Est: $1,800 - $2,400

        John Gutmann. Four architectural scenes, India, 1945. 10 x 8 gelatin silver prints. All have Gutmann’s PIX stamp and titles in pencil in his hand-- “Gateway Tower of Parthasavath Temple Madras,” “Brightly colored village idols in Misore,” “Detail of Hindu Temple,” “Basalt temple, one of the ‘Seven Pagodas’ at Mavalipuram, S. India.” One has the original snipe with information about Hindu temples at Madras. Gutmann photographed in India while working with the U.S. Office of War Information psychological warfare team.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann. “Old Village Temple S. India.”
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann. “Old Village Temple S. India.”

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        John Gutmann, “Old Village Temple S. India.” 10 x 8 ferrotyped gelatin silver print on single weight paper. Gutmann photographed in India while working with the U.S. Office of War Information psychological warfare team. The temple is framed by a tree. Two boys pose. Title in Gutmann’s hand, with his PIX credit stamp. Very slight bend in tree trunk, hardly visible. Upper right corner bumped. This is one of the best from this series.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann. “South Indian Village Temple.” 1945
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann. “South Indian Village Temple.” 1945

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        John Gutmann, “South Indian Village Temple.” 1945. 10 x 8 ferrotyped gelatin silver print, single weight paper. . A boy sits up on the carvings. At first he seems to be one of the carvings. Gutmann photographed in India while working with the U.S. Office of War Information psychological warfare team. Title in Gutmann’s hand. His PIX credit stamp. Crease in upper right corner, lower left corner slightly bent, small cut in left of bottom edge.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann. Three portraits with architecture in India
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann. Three portraits with architecture in India

        Est: $1,800 - $2,400

        John Gutmann. Three portraits with architecture in India. 10 x 8 gelatin silver prints, one ferrotyped on single weight paper. 1945. All have Gutmann's PIX stamp. And titles in pencil -- “Attendant of Shiva Temple, Madras,” “Jain Temple in Calcutta,””Old Village Temple, S. India,” “Boy beside the wooden wheel of a huge juggernaut Mysore Prov, S. India” Gutmann photographed in India while working with the U.S.Office of War Information psychological warfare team. [4] 3 for $1600

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann. 6 close portraits from India, 1945
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann. 6 close portraits from India, 1945

        Est: $3,200 - $3,500

        John Gutmann (1905 – 1998), 6 close portraits from India, 1945. 10 x 8 inch gelatin silver prints, three of them ferrotyped on single weight paper. All have Gutmann’s PIX credit stamp, with titles in pencil in his hand—“Indian Woman,” “Father and Son, Bengal,” “Dock Workers, Calcutta.” “Untouchable old Gypsy woman resting in street Bangalore,” “Young man dressed as dancing girls at Durga festival, Dibrigarh, Assam, and “Indian Girl.” Gutmann photographed in India while working with the U.S. Office of War Information psychological warfare team. Vintage examples from this body of work are scarce.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann. NYC street scene
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann. NYC street scene

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        John Gutmann. NYC street scene. Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print, 7 ¼ x 9 ¾ inches, on single weight paper.. It has the PIX credit stamp with the “Cisco,” code that PIX used to identify Gutmann’s photographs. The snipe reads—“A few horse and wagons which are still in use meet a parking problem” I wonder if the “White Star” on the wagon is Gutmann’s sly allusion to the BLACK STAR agency, a parallel agency to PIX, started in the 1930’s. Minor handling marks.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann. Harlem street scene
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann. Harlem street scene

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        John Gutmann, Harlem street scene. Vintage ferrotoyped gelatin silver print on single weight paper with this snipe—“Certain Harlem corner[s] are known as dangerous murderous corners and stay away if you know it. A stabbed Negro is questioned by a policeman.” Interesting to compare Weegee photographs of similar subjects. There is a “Cisco” code that PIX used to identify Gutmann’s photographs. Minor handling marks, upper right corner slightly creased.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann. Black women shoppers t, NYC, 1936
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann. Black women shoppers t, NYC, 1936

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        John Gutmann. Black women shoppers chat on the street, NYC, 1936. Vintage 9 7/8 x 7 ¾ inches ferrotyped gelatin silver print on single weight paper, with an original snipe attached—“The Negro in Harlem in New York: Photo shows: No Matter if white or black shopping is gossiping.” Signed in blue crayon, PIX credit stamp. Slight handling marks and brief tear on the upper left edge.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann (1905 – 1998) “Tattooing. Sailor’s Delight.”
        Jan. 04, 2020

        John Gutmann (1905 – 1998) “Tattooing. Sailor’s Delight.”

        Est: $2,000 - $2,500

        John Gutmann (1905 – 1998) “Tattooing. Sailor’s Delight.” Tatoos on legs and arms, Honolulu. Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on single weight paper, 1945, 9 3/8 x 7 ½ inches. Published in John Gutmann. The Photographer at Work. (CCP and Yale U. Press, 2009, p. 141.) There are extensive snipes on the verso about tattooing among sailors during WWII and descriptions of the tattoos that are shown. Born in Germany, Gutmann emigrated to the US in 1933. He taught at San Francisco College and San Francisco State from 1937 – 1973. He is most known for his Harlem photographs, but he traveled extensively. His photographs are in many major museums and were included in many exhibitions and books. Gutmann’s PIX stamp is on the verso. Some surface bends and folds don’t break the surface and are not seen straight on.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutmann (1905-1998)
        Oct. 02, 2019

        John Gutmann (1905-1998)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        The Swimmer, 1934Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso.9 3/8 x 71/2in (27.3 x 19cm)sheet 10 x 8in (25.4 x 20.4cm)

        Bonhams
      • GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) Yes, Columbus Did Discover America, San Francisco, 1934.
        Nov. 20, 2018

        GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) Yes, Columbus Did Discover America, San Francisco, 1934.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) Yes, Columbus Did Discover America, San Francisco, 1934. Gelatin silver print, printed 1980, 10 1/4 x 12 7/8 inches (260 x 328 mm), verso signed, titled, dated and annotated ("D.O.S." and "DEPR.") in pencil. No defects noted in raking light. Unframed. C The Patricia and Donald Oresman Collection

        Doyle New York
      • GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) News from Italy Posted at "La Voce Del Populo," San Francisco, 1934.
        Nov. 20, 2018

        GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) News from Italy Posted at "La Voce Del Populo," San Francisco, 1934.

        Est: $200 - $300

        GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) News from Italy Posted at "La Voce Del Populo," San Francisco, 1934. Gelatin silver print, printed later, 8 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches (206 x 190 mm), verso signed, titled and dated in pencil. No defects noted in raking light. Unframed. C The Patricia and Donald Oresman Collection

        Doyle New York
      • JOHN GUTMANN, (1905 - 1998.) "In the Background The Pimp, New Orleans, 1937". Printed later. Gelatin silver print, image 11 ½ x 14 ¼ -inches on 14 x 16 7/8 -inch sheet
        Jun. 27, 2018

        JOHN GUTMANN, (1905 - 1998.) "In the Background The Pimp, New Orleans, 1937". Printed later. Gelatin silver print, image 11 ½ x 14 ¼ -inches on 14 x 16 7/8 -inch sheet

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        JOHN GUTMANN, (1905 - 1998.) "In the Background The Pimp, New Orleans, 1937". Printed later. Gelatin silver print, image 11 ½ x 14 ¼ -inches on 14 x 16 7/8 -inch sheet, signed in pencil verso, with title and date written in pencil on the upper left verso. This haunting photograph is illustrated in The Restless Decade: John Gutmann's Photographs of the Thirties , essay by Max Kozloff, edited by Lew Thomas, New York, 1984, p. 92.

        Be-Hold
      • John Gutman, painting
        Apr. 11, 2018

        John Gutman, painting

        Est: $300 - $500

        John Gutman (German/American, 1905-1998), Isle de la Cite, Paris, c. 1960, watercolor, signed lower right "John Gutman", 10"h x 19"w (sight), framed

        Millea Bros Ltd
      • GUTMANN, JOHN
        Dec. 06, 2017

        GUTMANN, JOHN

        Est: CHF500 - CHF800

        GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) Türknöpfe, 1930er Jahre. Laserjet Print auf Aluminium-Platte. Späterer Abzug. Ausschnitt 44,5 x 28 cm. Unter Passepartout, gerahmt. "John Gutmann hat wie kein anderer Fotograf vor ihm das spezifisch Amerikanische des städtischen Lebens gesehen und in Bildern festgehalten, die durch ihre kühne Komposition, ihre visuellen Mehrdeutigkeiten und ihren Ausdruck von spontanem Erleben faszinieren. Geboren 1905 in Breslau und im Umfeld des deutschen Expressionismus zum Künstler geworden, befasste er sich als Autodidakt auch mit Fotografie. Um dem Hitler-Regime zu entkommen, wanderte er 1933 nach San Francisco aus, wo er für deutsche Illustrierte fotografierte. Mit dem unvoreingenommenen Blick des Fremden beobachtete er das für ihn exotische, ja bizarre und fast surreale Leben in der Stadt und verdichtete seine Sicht zu einem Ausdruck der „wunderbaren Extravaganz des Lebens“. Sein persönlicher Stil basiert auf der „neuen fotografie“, die vor seiner Auswanderung in Deutschland en vogue war: dynamische Schrägsichten, Detailansichten und der scheinbar zufällige, schnappschussartige Blick auf das Strassenleben, der die Kontinuität von Raum und Zeit ausserhalb des Bildfensters suggeriert. Zusammen mit seiner künstlerischen Sensibilität für das Aussergewöhnliche, für das Irrationale und Poetische entstanden dadurch einzigartige Aufnahmen der amerikanischen Stadtlandschaft mit der Ikone Auto, dem Statussymbol einer von Konsum und Mobilität geprägten Kultur, im Zentrum. Die Ausstellung wurde von Urs Stahel kuratiert." Provenienz: Erworben beim Fotomuseum Winterthur im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung "John Gutmann – Rastloses Amerika der 30er Jahre", 04.04.–01.06.1998. --------------- GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) Türknöpfe, 1930er Jahre. Laserjet Print auf Aluminium-Platte. Späterer Abzug. Ausschnitt 44,5 x 28 cm. Unter Passepartout, gerahmt. "John Gutmann hat wie kein anderer Fotograf vor ihm das spezifisch Amerikanische des städtischen Lebens gesehen und in Bildern festgehalten, die durch ihre kühne Komposition, ihre visuellen Mehrdeutigkeiten und ihren Ausdruck von spontanem Erleben faszinieren. Geboren 1905 in Breslau und im Umfeld des deutschen Expressionismus zum Künstler geworden, befasste er sich als Autodidakt auch mit Fotografie. Um dem Hitler-Regime zu entkommen, wanderte er 1933 nach San Francisco aus, wo er für deutsche Illustrierte fotografierte. Mit dem unvoreingenommenen Blick des Fremden beobachtete er das für ihn exotische, ja bizarre und fast surreale Leben in der Stadt und verdichtete seine Sicht zu einem Ausdruck der „wunderbaren Extravaganz des Lebens“. Sein persönlicher Stil basiert auf der „neuen fotografie“, die vor seiner Auswanderung in Deutschland en vogue war: dynamische Schrägsichten, Detailansichten und der scheinbar zufällige, schnappschussartige Blick auf das Strassenleben, der die Kontinuität von Raum und Zeit ausserhalb des Bildfensters suggeriert. Zusammen mit seiner künstlerischen Sensibilität für das Aussergewöhnliche, für das Irrationale und Poetische entstanden dadurch einzigartige Aufnahmen der amerikanischen Stadtlandschaft mit der Ikone Auto, dem Statussymbol einer von Konsum und Mobilität geprägten Kultur, im Zentrum. Die Ausstellung wurde von Urs Stahel kuratiert." Provenienz: Erworben beim Fotomuseum Winterthur im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung "John Gutmann – Rastloses Amerika der 30er Jahre", 04.04.–01.06.1998.

        Koller Auctions
      • JOHN GUTMANN (1905–1998) Ten Photographs, 1982
        Oct. 10, 2017

        JOHN GUTMANN (1905–1998) Ten Photographs, 1982

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        JOHN GUTMANN (1905–1998) Ten Photographs, 1982

        Christie's
      • JOHN GUTMANN (1905–1998) - Oakies on Their Way West, Wyoming, 1936
        Apr. 06, 2017

        JOHN GUTMANN (1905–1998) - Oakies on Their Way West, Wyoming, 1936

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        JOHN GUTMANN (1905–1998) Oakies on Their Way West, Wyoming, 1936 gelatin silver print signed in pencil and titled, dated in an unknown hand in pencil (verso) image/sheet: 8 x 8 5/8 in. (20.4 x 21.9 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Love Tattoo, 1945
        Oct. 06, 2015

        Love Tattoo, 1945

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        John Gutmann (1905-1998) Love Tattoo, 1945 gelatin silver print, printed 1990s initialed and dated in ink (on the verso) image: 3 3/4 x 3 1/8in. (9.5 x 7.9cm.) sheet: 4 x 3 3/8in. (10.1 x 8.5cm.)

        Christie's
      • Eye of Seduction, 1939
        Oct. 06, 2015

        Eye of Seduction, 1939

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        John Gutmann (1905-1998) Eye of Seduction, 1939 gelatin silver print, printed 1990s signature, title and date in ink (on the verso) image: 3 x 4in. (7.6 x 10.1cm.) sheet: 3 1/4 x 4 1/8in. (8.2 x 10.4cm.)

        Christie's
      • GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) "The Artist Lives Dangerously."
        May. 21, 2015

        GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) "The Artist Lives Dangerously."

        Est: $1,800 - $2,200

        GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) "The Artist Lives Dangerously." Silver print, 8 1/2x7 1/2 inches (21.6x19.1 cm.), with Gutmann's signature, title, and date, in pencil, on verso. 1938; printed later

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) "Texas Car."
        May. 21, 2015

        GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) "Texas Car."

        Est: $1,800 - $2,200

        GUTMANN, JOHN (1905-1998) "Texas Car." Silver print, 8 1/2x7 1/2 inches (21.6x19.1 cm.), with Gutmann's signature, title, and date, in pencil, on verso. 1937; printed later

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • John Gutmann (1905-1998) The Swimmer, San Francisco
        Apr. 28, 2015

        John Gutmann (1905-1998) The Swimmer, San Francisco

        Est: -

        John Gutmann (1905-1998) The Swimmer, San Francisco

        Bonhams
      • John Gutmann (1905-1998) Autumn in Charlottenburg, Berlin
        Apr. 28, 2015

        John Gutmann (1905-1998) Autumn in Charlottenburg, Berlin

        Est: -

        John Gutmann (1905-1998) Autumn in Charlottenburg, Berlin

        Bonhams
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