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      • Signed by Pirkle Jones
        Oct. 19, 2023

        Signed by Pirkle Jones

        Est: $500 - $800

        Heading: Author: Jones, Pirkle Title: Untitled [Laundry] Place Published: Publisher: Date Published: 1955; later print Description: Gelatin silver print. Image: 21x29.7 cm (8¼x11¾"); sheet: 27.8x35.3 cm (11x14"). Signed and dated by Pirkle Jones on verso. Pirkle Jones (1914-2009), an assistant to Ansel Adams for 6 years, would become a celebrated photographer in his own right. His 1960 Death of a Valley photo essay collaboration with Dorothea Lange would lead to other significant projects including a series of historic photographs documenting the Black Panthers.

        PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
      • PIRKLE JONES - Grape Picker, Berryessa Valley, CA, 1956,
        Apr. 18, 2021

        PIRKLE JONES - Grape Picker, Berryessa Valley, CA, 1956,

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        ARTIST: Pirkle Jones TITLE: Grape Picker, Berryessa Valley, CA, 1956, MEDIUM: Silver Gelatin IMAGE SIZE: 12 3/4 x 10 1/4 in DESCRIPTION: This print is signed, stamped, numbered “Set 4" in ink verso. From Portfolio II, printed in an edition of 110, 1968. Another print of this image was recently included in an exhibition at SFMoMA on "The Death of a Valley"—a series of photographs by Pirkle Jones and Dorothea Lange in 1956 of the Berryessa Valley before it was flooded. CONDITION: For a comprehensive condition report, please email [email protected] FRAMES are for reference ONLY, and are NOT included with the lot. Please note that the color and tonality of digital references may vary. This lot is being offered by Seagrave Gallery Inc with NO RESERVE. Payment with Bitcoin and Ethereum is accepted.

        Seagrave Gallery
      • PIRKLE JONES - View of San Francisco in the Rain, 1952
        Apr. 18, 2021

        PIRKLE JONES - View of San Francisco in the Rain, 1952

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        ARTIST: Pirkle Jones TITLE: View of San Francisco in the Rain, 1952 MEDIUM: Silver Gelatin IMAGE SIZE: 9 3/8 x 13 3/8 in DESCRIPTION: This print is signed, stamped, numbered "Set 4 / Print number 3" in ink verso. From Portfolio II, printed in an edition of 110, 1968. CONDITION: For a comprehensive condition report, please email [email protected] FRAMES are for reference ONLY, and are NOT included with the lot. Please note that the color and tonality of digital references may vary. This lot is being offered by Seagrave Gallery Inc with NO RESERVE. Payment with Bitcoin and Ethereum is accepted.

        Seagrave Gallery
      • PIRKLE JONES - Landscape, Jackson, CA, 1948
        Apr. 18, 2021

        PIRKLE JONES - Landscape, Jackson, CA, 1948

        Est: $600 - $800

        ARTIST: Pirkle Jones TITLE: Landscape, Jackson, CA, 1948 MEDIUM: Silver Gelatin IMAGE SIZE: 9 x 13 3/8 in DESCRIPTION: Pirkle Jones and Ansel Adams often photographed together in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when he was Adams' assistant. Ansel Adams has a similar view of Jackson, CA, likely made this same day in 1948. This print is signed, stamped, numbered "Set number 4 / Print number 11" in ink mount verso. From Portfolio II, printed in an edition of 110, 1968. CONDITION: For a comprehensive condition report, please email [email protected] FRAMES are for reference ONLY, and are NOT included with the lot. Please note that the color and tonality of digital references may vary. This lot is being offered by Seagrave Gallery Inc with NO RESERVE. Payment with Bitcoin and Ethereum is accepted.

        Seagrave Gallery
      • PIRKLE JONES - Worker, Saratoga, CA, 1958
        May. 17, 2020

        PIRKLE JONES - Worker, Saratoga, CA, 1958

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        From Portfolio II, printed in an edition of 110, 1968. Signed, stamped, numbered “set number 4 / Print number 7” in ink verso.

        Seagrave Gallery
      • PIRKLE JONES - Woman with Umbrella, San Francisco, 1955
        May. 17, 2020

        PIRKLE JONES - Woman with Umbrella, San Francisco, 1955

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        From Portfolio II, printed in an edition of 110, 1968. Signed, stamped, and numbered in ink verso "Set Number 4 / Print Number 4".

        Seagrave Gallery
      • PIRKLE JONES - View of San Francisco in the Rain, 1952
        May. 17, 2020

        PIRKLE JONES - View of San Francisco in the Rain, 1952

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        This print is signed, stamped, numbered “Set 4 / Print number 3” in ink verso. From Portfolio II, printed in an edition of 110, 1968.

        Seagrave Gallery
      • PIRKLE JONES - Log and Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 1952
        May. 17, 2020

        PIRKLE JONES - Log and Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 1952

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        This print is signed, stamped, numbered “Set number 4 / Print number 2” in ink mount verso. From Portfolio II, printed in an edition of 110, 1968.

        Seagrave Gallery
      • PIRKLE JONES - Landscape, Jackson, CA, 1948
        May. 17, 2020

        PIRKLE JONES - Landscape, Jackson, CA, 1948

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        This print is signed, stamped, numbered “Set number 4 / Print number 11” in ink mount verso. From Portfolio II, printed in an edition of 110, 1968.

        Seagrave Gallery
      • PIRKLE JONES - Oak Tree and Rock, Black Hawk Ranch, CA, 1954
        May. 17, 2020

        PIRKLE JONES - Oak Tree and Rock, Black Hawk Ranch, CA, 1954

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        From Portfolio II, printed in an edition of 110, 1968. Signed, stamped, and numbered “Set number 4 / Print number 9” in ink verso.

        Seagrave Gallery
      • Photograph, Pirkle Jones
        Jan. 21, 2018

        Photograph, Pirkle Jones

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        Pirkle Jones (American, 1914-2009), "Untitled" from "The Rock Series," 1978, gelatin silver print, signed and dated versos, image: 8.5"h x 13"w, overall (with mat): 16"h x 20"w

        Clars Auctions
      • PIRKLE JONES (1914-2009) A selection of 9 (of 12) photographs from Portfolio Two.
        Oct. 19, 2017

        PIRKLE JONES (1914-2009) A selection of 9 (of 12) photographs from Portfolio Two.

        Est: $5,000 - $7,500

        PIRKLE JONES (1914-2009) A selection of 9 (of 12) photographs from Portfolio Two. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 9 1/2x13 inches (24.1x33 cm.), and the reverse, the mounts 14x18 inches (35.6x45.7 cm.), with Jones' signature, in ink, and his hand stamp with the print and set number 27, in ink, on mount verso. 1947-58; printed 1968

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Pirkle Jones (1914-2009 San Francisco, CA)
        Dec. 06, 2016

        Pirkle Jones (1914-2009 San Francisco, CA)

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        ''Portfolio Two'', set of 12 photographs with a foreword by Ansel Adams, the plate list and the dedication page in a gilt-lettered linen clamshell folio; this portfolio includes: ''Break Wave, Golden Gate, San Francisco, 1952''; ''Log and Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 1952''; ''View of San Francisco in the Rain, 1952''; ''Woman with Umbrella, San Francisco, 1955''; ''Sunset District and Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, 1951''; ''Figures in the Rain, San Francisco, 1955''; ''Worker, Saratoga, California, 1958''; ''Grape Picker, Berryessa Valley, California, 1956''; ''Oak Tree and Rock, Black Hawk Ranch, California, 1954''; ''Cowboy, Arizona, 1957''; ''Landscape, Jackson, California, 1948''; ''Garden Detail, San Francisco, 1947'', each: signed and with the edition number on the artist's studio stamp verso: Pirkle Jones / Set Number: 4, printed in 1968, gelatin silver print on paper laid to artist board, the first eleven: 9.25'' H x 13.25'' W; the twelfth: 6.75'' H x 8.25'' W, est: $6000/8000. Edition: 4/110. Note: Backing board size: 14'' H x 18'' W.

        John Moran Auctioneers
      • PIRKLE JONES (American, b. 1914) Portfolio Two (Twelve
        May. 03, 2015

        PIRKLE JONES (American, b. 1914) Portfolio Two (Twelve

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        PIRKLE JONES (American, b. 1914) Portfolio Two (Twelve Photographs), 1947-58 Gelatin silver, printed 1968 9-1/2 x 13-1/4 inches (24.1 x 33.7 cm) (approx. each) Each signed and editioned '17' in ink with artist's stamp on mount verso. The portfolio from an edition of 110 is presented in a gilt-lettered linen clamshell folio, designed and crafted by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Included is a foreword by Ansel Adams, the plate list, and a dedication editioned '17' in ink. This lot is also accompanied with four envelopes with Portfolio Two announcements and subscription mailers. This portfolio includes: Break Wave, Golden Gate, San Francisco, 1952; Log and Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 1952; View of San Francisco in the Rain, 1952; Woman with Umbrella, San Francisco, 1955; Sunset District and Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, 1951; Figures in the Rain, San Francisco, 1955; Worker, Saratoga, California, 1958; Grape Picker, Berryessa Valley, California, 1956; Oak Tree and Rock, Black Hawk Ranch, California, 1954; Cowboy, Arizona, 1957; Landscape, Jackson, California, 1948; Garden Detail, San Francisco, 1947

        Heritage Auctions
      • PIRKLE JONES (American, b. 1914) Cowboy, Arizona, 1957
        May. 03, 2015

        PIRKLE JONES (American, b. 1914) Cowboy, Arizona, 1957

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        PIRKLE JONES (American, b. 1914) Cowboy, Arizona, 1957 Gelatin silver, printed 1968 10-3/8 x 13-3/8 inches (26.4 x 34.0 cm) Signed in pencil on mount below lower right corner of image recto; signed in pencil above artists stamp verso. PROVENANCE: Private collection, New York. This image appeared on the January 1969, Vol. IV, No. 1 cover of The American West: Magazine of the Western History Association.

        Heritage Auctions
      • PIRKLE JONES | SUN AND WAVE
        Apr. 01, 2015

        PIRKLE JONES | SUN AND WAVE

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        mounted, signed and dated in pencil on the mount, signed and dated in pencil and with the photographer's '2279 - 40th Avenue, San Francisco 16, Calif.' studio stamp on the reverse, 1952 (California Photographs, frontispiece)

        Sotheby's
      • Black Panthers 1968 - signed by Pirkle Jones and Kathleen Cleaver
        Apr. 10, 2014

        Black Panthers 1968 - signed by Pirkle Jones and Kathleen Cleaver

        Est: $200 - $300

        Introduction by Kathleen Cleaver. Photographs throughout by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirckle Jones. 30.5x24 cm (12x9½") black cloth, photographically illustrated dust jacket. First Edition. One of 4000 copies.

        PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
      • Pirkle Jones (1914-2009) Cowboy, Arizona
        Oct. 29, 2013

        Pirkle Jones (1914-2009) Cowboy, Arizona

        Est: -

        Pirkle Jones (1914-2009) Cowboy, Arizona

        Bonhams
      • JONES, PIRKLE (1914-2009) "Portfolio Two."
        Oct. 17, 2013

        JONES, PIRKLE (1914-2009) "Portfolio Two."

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        JONES, PIRKLE (1914-2009) "Portfolio Two." With 12 photographs, including landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits. Silver prints, sizes ranging from 6 3/4x8 3/8 to 10 1/2x13 1/2 inches (17.1x16.2 to 26.7x34.3 cm.), and the reverse, each with Jones' signature, in ink, and his Mill Valley hand stamp, with the print number and set number, also in ink, on mount verso. Elephant sized gilt-lettered clamshell case, with the colophon with the edition notation 46 (of 110); contents loose as issued. 1947-1958; printed 1968

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • PIRKLE JONES, PORTFOLIO TWO.
        Mar. 16, 2013

        PIRKLE JONES, PORTFOLIO TWO.

        Est: $6,000 - $9,000

        PIRKLE JONES, PORTFOLIO TWO. Twelve Photographs. Mill Valley, California: self published, 1968. A portfolio of twelve photographs, each mounted and with a dedication page, numbered 31 of 110 copies. In a gilt-stamped clamshell box.

        Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • PIRKLE JONES (1914-2009)
        Dec. 19, 2011

        PIRKLE JONES (1914-2009)

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        PIRKLE JONES (1914-2009) Untitled, 1952 gelatin silver print, printed later signed and dated in pencil (on the verso)

        Christie's
      • PIRKLE JONES
        Oct. 06, 2010

        PIRKLE JONES

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        PIRKLE JONES 1914-2009 WATERFALL, YOSEMITE, CALIFORNIA signed and dated in pencil on the reverse and on the mat, 1968 ( Pirkle Jones: California Photographs, p. 92; Octave of Prayer, p. 56) 17¾ by 14 in. (40.1 by 35.6 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • PIRKLE JONES
        Oct. 06, 2010

        PIRKLE JONES

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        PIRKLE JONES 1914-2009 SELECTED IMAGES 5 photographs, each signed and dated in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1951-64, printed later ( Pirkle Jones , pp. 22 and 41) (5) Each approximately 9½ by 13½ in. (24.1 by 34.3 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • PIRKLE JONES
        Jun. 22, 2010

        PIRKLE JONES

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        PIRKLE JONES 1914-2009 SAN FRANCISCO VIEWS 2 plates from Portfolio Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations at San Francisco (San Francisco, 1955), each mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the portfolio and 'Photography Collection of the Polaroid Corporation' labels, the second with typed title, credit and process and accession information in ink, on the reverse, 1952 and 1955, printed in 1955, from an edition of 150 (2) Each approximately 10 by 13¼ in. (25.4 by 33.6 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • PIRKLE JONES
        Jun. 22, 2010

        PIRKLE JONES

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        PIRKLE JONES 1914-2009 ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES 2 unique Polaroid Type 52 prints, including William Westerfeld House, San Francisco and High-Rise Building , each with credit or the photographer's initials, date, and notations in pencil or ink, and number stamps, on the reverse, 1958 (2) Each 4½ by 3½ in. (11.4 by 8.9 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • PIRKLE JONES
        Jun. 22, 2010

        PIRKLE JONES

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        PIRKLE JONES 1914-2009 'COMPOSITION, BACK YARD, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA' (GARDEN DETAIL) mounted, signed in pencil, the photographer's '2279 - 40th Avenue, San Francisco 16, Calif.' studio stamp and a 'Photography Collection of the Polaroid Corporation' label, with typed title, credit, and process and accession information in ink, on the reverse, 1947, printed no later than 1957 ( California Photographs , p. 89) 6 1/4 by 8 1/8 in. (15.9 by 20.7 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • PIRKLE JONES
        Jun. 22, 2010

        PIRKLE JONES

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        PIRKLE JONES 1914-2009 'PACIFIC OCEAN, SAN FRANCISCO' (SUNSET DISTRICT) mounted, the photographer's '2279 - 40th Avenue, San Francisco 16, Calif.' studio stamp and a 'Photography Collection of the Polaroid Corporation' label, with typed title, credit, and process and accession information in ink, on the reverse, 1951, printed no later than 1957 ( California Photographs , pp. 22-3; Capturing Light , pl. 134) 7 1/4 by 9 1/4 in. (18.4 by 23.5 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • PIRKLE JONES
        Jun. 22, 2010

        PIRKLE JONES

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        PIRKLE JONES 1914-2009 'SURF-SPRAY AND SUN' mounted, signed in pencil and with the photographer's '2279 - 40th Avenue, San Francisco 16, Calif.' studio stamp and a 'Photography Collection of the Polaroid Corporation' label, with typed title, credit, and process and accession information in ink, on the reverse, 1952, printed no later than 1957 ( California Photographs , frontispiece) 6 1/4 by 8 1/8 in. (15.9 by 20.7 cm.)

        Sotheby's
      • Pirkle Jones (American, 1914-2009); Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, California;
        May. 18, 2010

        Pirkle Jones (American, 1914-2009); Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, California;

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, California, 1980 Gelatin silver print, signed and dated in pencil on verso. 13 1/8 x 9 1/8in

        Bonhams
      • PIRKLE JONES (American, b. 1914) Portrait of
        Apr. 18, 2009

        PIRKLE JONES (American, b. 1914) Portrait of

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        PIRKLE JONES (American, b. 1914) Portrait of Dorothea Lange, 1956 Vintage gelatin silver, 1956 9-1/2 x 7-1/8 inches (24.1 x 18.1 cm) Recto: signed, titled, and dated on mount in graphite in artist's hand Verso: inscribed in ink in artist's hand Portrait of Dorothea Lange, 1956 / For Edward Steichen / Pinkle Jones February 3, 1971 State: mounted onto 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) board

        Heritage Auctions
      • JONES, PIRKLE (1914- ) "Portfolio Two."
        Oct. 21, 2008

        JONES, PIRKLE (1914- ) "Portfolio Two."

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        JONES, PIRKLE (1914- ) "Portfolio Two." With 12 photographs of California and Arizona. Silver prints, approximately 6 3/4x8 1/4 to 10x13 inches (17.1x21 to 25.4x33 cm.), and the reverse, each with Jones's signature, set and print number, in ink, and his hand stamp on mount verso; numbered 24 (of 110 copies), in ink, on the colophon. Elephant folio-size gilt-lettered olive green clamshell box; contents loose as issued. 1947-1958; printed 1968

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • Pirkle Jones , B. 1914 waterfall, yosemite, california
        Oct. 14, 2008

        Pirkle Jones , B. 1914 waterfall, yosemite, california

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        signed and dated by the photographer in pencil on the reverse, matted, signed and dated by him in pencil on the mat, 1968 ( Pirkle Jones: California Photographs, p. 92; Octave of Prayer, p. 56)

        Sotheby's
      • Pirkle Jones B. 1914 , 'portfolio two'
        Apr. 26, 2007

        Pirkle Jones B. 1914 , 'portfolio two'

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        (Mill Valley, California: self-published, 1968, an edition of 110 numbered copies), a portfolio of 12 photographs, each mounted, signed by the photographer and with the portfolio stamp, numbered '68' and sequentially by him, in ink on the reverse, 1947-58, printed in 1968; together with the printed title, dedication numbered '68' by the photographer in ink, introduction by Ansel Adams, and plate list. Folio, gilt-lettered linen clamshell box, no. 68 in a total edition of 110 ( Pirkle Jones , pp. 8-9, 22-23, 33, 89, 94, 96)

        Sotheby's
      • Pirkle Jones
        Apr. 15, 2007

        Pirkle Jones

        Est: $200 - $300

        Chinatown, San Francisco , c. 1955 Gelatin silver print, generally in good condition aside from minor surface rubs and pressure marks, mount with some specks of foxing, not framed. 19 1/2 x 13 1/2in

        Bonhams
      • PIRKLE JONES B. 1914
        Oct. 17, 2006

        PIRKLE JONES B. 1914

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS 'EASTER SUNDAY, VAN NESS AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO' measurements note 16 5/8 by 19 in. (42.2 by 48.2 cm.) large-format, signed and dated by the photographer in pencil on the reverse, matted, framed, 1960 (Pirkle Jones, pp. 20-21) NOTE The photograph offered here is one of only four early prints of this image extant in this size format.

        Sotheby's
      • PIRKLE JONES B. 1914
        Oct. 17, 2006

        PIRKLE JONES B. 1914

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS 'GRAPE PICKER, BERRYESSA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA' measurements note 22 7/8 by 20 in. (58.1 by 50.8 cm.) large-format, signed and dated by the photographer in pencil on the reverse, matted, framed, 1956 (Pirkle Jones, cover and p. 33) NOTE In 1956, Pirkle Jones collaborated with Dorothea Lange on a project for Life magazine, documenting the destruction and flooding of the small farming town of Monticello, California, in the Berryessa Valley. The series, entitled Death of a Valley, captured the lives of the some 250 residents in the year prior to the construction of the Monticello Dam. The experience had a dramatic effect on Jones, and he considered it to be one of the most meaningful projects of his career. 'My response to the people and the events that unfolded as I photographed in the valley were influenced both by my background of living on a farm when I was a youngster and the sense of urgency that Dorothea and I felt as we worked to record the events of this last year in the valley. The people in the valley were being dislocated, their homes destroyed or moved, and the way of life as they had experienced it for a generation was coming to an end. We knew that we were seeing and recording for the last time--the orchards in bloom, the beautiful home with its mature, leafy walnut trees, the McKenzie Store, the harvesting of the pears, grapes and grain...' (Pirkle Jones, p. 37). Although never published in Life, the series was featured in a forty-page photo essay in Aperture magazine in 1960. In that same year, the project became an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The photograph offered here is one of only three early prints of this image extant in this size format.

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