May 27, 2021 - Sale 2570

Sale 2570 - Lot 49

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500
GJON MILI (1904-1984)
Jitter for Joy (Lindy Hop, Willa Mae Ricker and Leon James). Silver print, the image measuring 13 1/2x10 1/2 inches (34.3x26.7 cm.), with the title, date, and additional notations, in pencil, in unknown hands, on verso. 1943
With a photocopied sheet apparently originally typed by Mili, in which he provides an extended caption and remembrance of shooting this incredibly buoyant and joyful image, which was featured on the cover of Life magazine.