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Sale 2487 Lot 75
ROY DECARAVA (1919-2009)
Man Lying Down, Subway Steps.
Silver print, 1965. 337x254 mm; 13 1/4x10 inches. Signed in pencil, on the over mat.
Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, New York.
Illustrated: (another print) Peter Galassi, Roy DeCarava: A Retrospective. p. 103.
Roy Decarava frequently photographed people in New York City's subway stations. DeCarava was interested in documenting the unknown, showing their strength, wisdom and dignity, rather than the famous or well-known. Roy DeCarava was the first African-American photographer to receive a Guggenheim scholarship. The fellowship enabled him to spend a year shooting hundreds of photographs documenting life for African-Americans in New York City. Other prints of the very scarce photograph are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Art Gallery, Washington DC.
Estimate $15,000 - 25,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $15,000