Mar 11, 2021 - Sale 2561

Sale 2561 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
PAUL STRAND (1890-1976)
Portfolio entitled I. Photographs of Mexico [The Mexican Portfolio]. With an introduction by Leo Hurwitz. Complete with 20 varnished photogravures, the images measuring approximately 6 1/2x5 to 10x8 inches (16.5x12.7 to 25.4x20.3 cm.), the sheets 15 3/4x12 1/2 inches (40x31.8 cm.). Folio-sized slipcase, stamped cloth; with Strand's signature, in ink, on the colophon; contents loose as issued. FIRST EDITION. New York: Virginia Stevens, 1932-33; printed 1940

The extremely scarce first edition of Strand's stunning production. Each photogravure is spot varnished for optimum effect.

Near Salito * Church, Coapiaxtla * Virgin, San Felipe, Oaxaca * Women of Santa Anna, Michoacan * Men of Santa Anna, Michoacan * Woman, Patzcuaro * Boy, Uruapan * Cristo, Oaxaca * Woman and Boy, Tenancingo * Plaza, State of Puebla * Man with a Hoe, Los Remedios * Calvario, Patzcuaro * Cristo, Tlacochoaya, Oaxaca * Boy, Hidalgo * Woman and Baby, Hidalgo * Girl and Child, Toluca * Cristo with Thorns, Huexotla * Man, Tenancingo * Young Woman and Boy, Toluco * Gateway, Hidalgo.

Additional Details

From Paul Strand; to Leo Hurwitz; by descent to his nephew Robin & Rita Briehl. Hurwitz, who wrote the introduction to the portfolio, was a close friend of Strand, They collaborated on the documentary Native Land, which focused on the American labor struggles of the 1930s and met while members of the Workers Film and Photo League.