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    Sale 2466 | Lot 185
    Estimate: $14,000 - $18,000
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    • Sale 2466 Lot 185

      GARRY WINOGRAND (1928-1984)
      Victor Riesel--journalist and foe of labor racketeering. Silver print, the image measuring 13 7/8x11 inches (35.2x27.9 cm.), with a LOOK magazine label with the typed credit, title, and issue date, on verso. 1957

      Estimate $14,000 - 18,000

      Victor Riesel (1913-1995) was a legendary American syndicated columnist passionate about labor unions and politics. In 1956, in retaliation for Riesel's hard-hitting journalism, a gangster threw sulfuric acid in his face, permanently blinding him. (Subsequently he wore dark glasses in public.) The attack continued to make national news for over a year. Despite this, according to his New York Times obituary, "Mr. Riesel never stopped inveighing against gangster infiltration and other corruption in labor unions."