Oct 19, 2017 - Sale 2458

Sale 2458 - Lot 376

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
A graphic and fascinating binder with approximately 320 photographs printed on 80 sheets depicting all-American movie backdrops.
With images showing hundreds of huge hand-painted backdrops, reminiscent of photographs and artworks by Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Walker Evans, Berenice Abbott, Lewis Hine, Ed Ruscha, and Dorothea Lange. Including, but not limited to: scenes of picket fenced houses, storefronts, Main Streets, factories with smokestacks, southern plantations, open ranges, railroad cars, cowboy towns, big city skylines, southwestern deserts, bridge construction, alleyways, wooden cabins, building facades, and Small Town U.S.A. Silver prints, the images measuring 3x4 1/2 inches (7.6x11.4 cm.), 4 per sheet, with the Warner Bros. logo, backdrop size, and inventory number printed on recto. Oblong 4to, blue plastic boards with the logo and "Warner Bros. Studios Facilities Backings," emblazoned in gold on the cover and spine; 3-ring binding. 1980s