Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 312
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750

DOC [JOHN HEATH] BALL (1907-2001)

Untitled. (Men on lumber truck).
Silver print, the image measuring 184x235 mm, 7¼x9¼ inches, the sheet measuring 273x305 mm, 10¾x12 inches with Ball's signature in pencil on mount recto. Circa 1940s.

Doc Ball was a surfing pioneer and enthusiast whose passion helped him establish the Palos Verdes Surf Club. His other hobby was photography; combining the two, he published the influential 1946 book California Surfers with which he introduced the wider world to this Southern Californian sport. A visionary, instrumental in promulgating the sport, Hall lived to be 94 years old and was regarded as the oldest living active surfer in America.