Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 21

Price Realized: $ 1,500
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000

CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964)


Truman Capote.
Silver print, the image measuring 254x203.2 mm; 10x8 inches, with Van Vechten's embossed blind stamp on recto, and his copyright hand stamp, and the title, date, and inventory number, in ink, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1948.

This photograph by Carl Van Vechten of iconic writer Truman Capote was taken in 1948 at the time his novel "Other Voices, Other Rooms" was published. The acclaimed publication was significant for its frank examination of homosexuality, which was partly autobiographical.