Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 182

Price Realized: $ 11,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500

WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)

Billboard, Birmingham, Alabama * Country Store, Vicinity Moundville, Alabama * Butcher's Sign, Mississippi.
Together, 3 silver prints, the first two images measuring approximately 191x241 mm; 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches, the sheets slightly larger, with Evans' credit and negative date in Jack Welpott's hand in pencil on verso; the last image measuring 162x197 mm; 6 3/87 3/4 inches, the Crescent board mount 432x349 mm; 17x13 3/4 inches, with Welpott's notation "Walker Evans photograph Printed by Jack Welpott from original negative around 1950" in ink on mount verso. 1936; printed circa 1950.

Provenance: Collection of Jan Welpott Danielle, a gift from her father, photographer and educator, Jack Welpott (1923-2007). While studying photography with Henry Holmes Smith at Indiana University, Jack Welpott printed these photographs from the original Walker Evans negatives, which were on loan to Smith from the FSA Collection (housed in the Library of Congress, D.C.).