Alfred Eisenstaedt, ‘Children at a Puppet Theatre, Paris’, 1963, Phillips

Signature: Signed, numbered 56/250 in ink in the margin; titled, dated and credited in an unidentified hand in pencil on the verso.

Eisenstaedt, Eisenstaedt on Eisenstaedt: A Self-Portrait, p. 105
Eisenstaedt, Eisenstaedt: Remembrances, pp. 114-115
Hollander, Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography, p. 15
Lacayo & Russell, Eyewitness: 150 Years of Photojournalism, p. 153
Loengard, LIFE Faces, pp. 12-13

Sotheby's, New York, 17 October 2006, lot 91

About Alfred Eisenstaedt

Claiming, “it’s more important to click with people than to click the shutter,” Alfred Eisenstaedt defined the practice of photojournalism as one of its pioneering practitioners, from the years leading up to World War II to the closing decade of the 20th century. He took his first photograph at 29, one of more than a million he would take over the course of his career. In 1935, he emigrated to New York and was hired by LIFE Magazine as one of its first staff photographers. Using a 35mm camera, Eisenstaedt captured world leaders, celebrities, artists, and everyday people and scenes with decision and tenderness. Among his most iconic images is VJ Day in Times Square (1945), the passionate kiss known worldwide between a sailor and a woman, who arches back, surrendering to his embrace in the heart of Times Square.

American, 1898-1995, Tczew, Poland