Apr 14, 2022 - Sale 2601

Sale 2601 - Lot 20

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
Steichen the Photographer.
Text by Carl Sandburg. With full-page reproductions of photographs by Steichen, including a self-portrait frontispiece and much of Steichen's classical imagery, printed in handsome sepia tones. 4to, black cloth with the gilt-lettered title on the front cover, lightly worn and soiled. Roth 54; Auer 143; Hasselblad 86. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 925 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY STEICHEN AND SANDBURG.
(New York): Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1929

Additional Details

Originally from the Collection of Grancel Fitz, a contemporary of Steichen's. They were both members of The Society of Photographic Illustrators. Fitz was a well-known advertising photographer in the 1920s and 1930s whose clients included Chevrolet Motor Company, AT&T, Ivory Soap, and Ipana Toothpaste. Before he became an advertising professional, Fitz worked as an amateur pictorialist, submitting his highly aesthetic compositions to international competitions.