Oct 19, 2017 - Sale 2458

Sale 2458 - Lot 161

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 9,000 - $ 12,000
James Joyce. Silver print, the image measuring 10x8 inches (25.4x20.3 cm.), with Abbott's Abbott, Maine hand stamp on verso. Circa 1926; printed 1950s

Additional Details

From B. Altman and Co., New York, New York; to a Private Collector.

A rare 1950s portrait of Joyce, who was photographed by Abbott in Paris. Abbott was Man Ray's studio assistant from 1923-25, and subsequently opened her own portrait studio in 1927.

Accompanying the photograph is a copy of a letter that reads: "Abbott took the photograph originally in the 1920s. Subsequently, she made a few new prints in the late 1950s."