Feb 23, 2010 - Sale 2203

Sale 2203 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 9,600
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
JAMES VANDERZEE (1886 - 1983)
Untitled (Harlem Backyard Banquet).

Silver print, 1920s. 190x243 mm; 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches. With VanDerZee's "GGG Photo Studio" ink hand stamp on verso.

This scarce, early VanDerZee photograph is an unusually spontaneous glimpse into a large Harlem backyard gathering. Unlike his posed individual and group portraits, this image shows an artful and informal perspective outside of his studio.