May 27, 2021 - Sale 2570

Sale 2570 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
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.