Oct 18, 2018 - Sale 2489

Sale 2489 - Lot 401

Price Realized: $ 6,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
A massive and typological archive including more than 2000 anthropological studies of young Africans, uniformly photographed by Hans Jurgens, and later compiled into the book An Atlas of Mankind: Faces of Africa.
Portraying the varied hairstyles, facial features, and occasional scarification as commonly seen among young men, woman, boys and girls, throughout the African culture. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 3 1/2x2 1/2 inches (8.9x6.4 cm.), mounted 2 per index card, mostly depicting a frontal and side view of the same subject, but others with three-quarter poses and detail shots, each with a numeric notation, in ink, and some with a location, in pencil, on mount verso. Housed in 11 custom, dovetailed wooden boxes, each containing approximately 200 photographs. 1960s-70s

WITH--Hans F. Jurgens, An Atlas of Mankind: Faces of Africa, (Manchester): The Cliveden Press, 1975.

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