Oct 25, 2016 - Sale 2426

Sale 2426 - Lot 248

Price Realized: $ 17,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
Tulip/Paris. Silver print, the image measuring 3 7/8x2 1/2 inches (9.8x6.4 cm.), the mount 8 1/2x6 1/2 inches (21.6x16.5 cm.), with Frank's signature and his negative date, in ink, on mount recto. 1950; printed 1960s

Additional Details

From Hyperion Press Limited, New York, New York, in 1987.

This image was originally part of Frank's sequencing for a book titled Black White and Things, which reached the maquette stage in 1952, but was not published until 1994. The book describes the early decades of the photographer's career, and was organized in three sections. This romantic image appeared in the section titled Things, and depicts the photographer Lou Stettner.

Robert Frank, Black White and Things (National Gallery of Art, in conjunction with the Moving Out exhibition), pl. 21.

Frank, Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand (New York), unpaginated.

Frank and Penman, Robert Frank: Story Lines (London: Tate Modern, in conjunction with the exhibition), unpaginated.