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    Sale 2169 | Lot 9
    Price Realized: $2,400With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2169 Lot 9

      JAMES VANDERZEE (1886 - 1983)
      Alpha Phi Alpha Basketball Team.

      Silver print, 1926. 240x180 mm; 9 3/8x7 1/8 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "N.Y.C." by VanDerZee in the negative. Printed in the 1950s.

      Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private New York collection.

      One of VanDerZee's most recognizable images, this iconic photograph shows a Harlem fraternity basketball team seated on the steps of their house. There are prints of this photograph in many museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
      Estimate $2,000-3,000

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,400