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    Sale 2378 | Lot 166
    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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    • Sale 2378 Lot 166

      Transcendence #1.

      Color digital print, 2010. 432x305 mm; 17x12 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from an edition of 15. Signed and inscribed "AP" in pencil, lower right margin.

      New York photographer Ming Smith, is known for her informal and active portraits of significant African-American cultural figures such as Alvin Ailey. Smith's recent work as exemplified by the Transcendance series explores the connections between photography and painting. Her contribution to the history of photography is evidenced by her inclusion in the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography. A number of important collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hold Smith's work. Biography courtesy of the artist.

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000