Sep 21, 2021 - Sale 2579

Sale 2579 - Lot 200

Price Realized: $ 594
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750

HARRY SHUNK (1924-2006) & JÁNOS KENDER (1938-2009)

Christo and Raymond Hains, Néo-Dada emballe, Eiffel Tower, Paris (collage).
Silver print collage, the image measuring 228.6x161.9 mm; 9x6 3/8 inches, the sheet slightly larger, with a Shunk-Kender hand stamp, on verso. 1961-63; printed early 1970s.

Published: Zabriskie Gallery, Zabriskie Fifty Years, 2004, page 194 (illustrated).

Harry Shunk's photographs were exhibited at Zabriskie Gallery, New York, May 17-July 8, 1988 in an exhibition titled "Harry Shunk: Photographs of the Nouveaux Réalistes."

Between 1957 and 1987, Harry Shunk and János Kender formed an artistic collaboration (Shunk-Kender). The pair documented artists and exhibitions, capturing decades of rapid shifts in what constituted art, including nouveau réalisme, pop art, minimalism, postminimalism, conceptual art, and performance. This image depicts the artists Christo and Raymond Hains in front of the Eiffel Tower. A wrapped horse is collaged into the image, possibly Hains' work Néodada emballé par Christo, a horse in planks and posters, later wrapped by Christo, which was put on display in front of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris for the 1963 Salon des Comparaisons.