Feb 25, 2020 - Sale 2531

Sale 2531 - Lot 114

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Gandhi and the Spinning Wheel. Silver wire service print, the image measuring 7x8 5/8 inches (17.8x21.9 cm.), the sheet 7 1/8x10 inches (18.1x25.4 cm.), with the wire photo caption in the negative, and Bourke-White's credit and other notations, in red pencil, and two date stamps, on verso. 1946; printed 1971

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The spinning wheel as an object and a practice is inextricably tied to Mahatma Gandhi, who used the notion of creating homespun cloth as a means of resistance to British rule. This image was first published in Life magazine after Gandhi's assassination, when it became indelibly linked to the nonviolent resistance movement.