Robert Frank (b. 1924)

Lot 126: ROBERT FRANK | 'Hoboken' (Parade, New Jersey)

Sotheby's

April 10, 2018
New York, NY, US

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Description: signed, titled, and dated in ink in the margin, the photographer's archive and copyright stamps, with credit, title, date, and annotations in pencil and ink, on the reverse, framed, 1955, probably printed in the 1970s
Dimensions: 9 by 13 3/4  in. (22.9 by 34.9 cm.)
Condition Report: This photograph is in generally excellent condition. The signature, title, and date in the margin have slightly faded with age. When examined closely in raking light, the following are visible: a crescent-shaped impression near the upper left edge and a minor impression near the left edge of the image; and several pinpoint-sized impressions and a very minor crease in the lower right quadrant, none of which appear to break the emulsion or detract in any way from this fine print. The following are written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: '25' and '6 [circled].' The archive stamp is annotated with the title and '715' in an unidentified hand in pencil.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Literature: Robert Frank,  The Americans (New York, 1958), no. 1

Robert Frank (Aperture, 1961), p. 6

Willy Rotzler, 'Der Photograph Robert Frank,' Du, January 1962, p. 16

John Szarkowski, The Photographer's Eye (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966), p. 155

Robert Frank (Aperture, 1976), cover

Robert Frank, Lines of My Hand (New York, 1989), unpaginated

John Szarkowski, Photography Until Now (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1989), p, 258

Sarah Greenough and Philip Brookman, Robert Frank: Moving Out (Washington, D. C.: National Gallery of Art, 1994), pp. 111 and 175

Peter Galassi, American Photography, 1890-1965 (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1995), p. 215

Peter Galassi, Walker Evans & Company (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2000), pl. 316

Robert Frank: Story Lines (London: Tate Modern, 2004), frontispiece 3

Sarah Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans (Washington, D. C.: National Gallery of Art, 2009), cover, pp. 211, 460, and Contact no. 1

Peter Galassi, Robert Frank: In America, (Göttingen, 2014), p. 107

Provenance: Christie's New York, 8 April 2011, Sale 2431, Lot 441
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