Berenice Abbott, ‘Portrait of Eugene Atget’, 1930, Photography, Gelatin Silver Print, Michael Dawson Gallery
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Berenice Abbott

Portrait of Eugene Atget, 1930

Gelatin Silver Print
13 1/4 × 10 1/4 in
33.7 × 26 cm
.
$3,000
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About the work
Michael Dawson Gallery
Los Angeles

Dry mounted on rag board measuring 20 x 16 inches. Photographers Abbot, Maine stamp on verso. This …

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Condition
Fine condition with no surface stains or abrasions.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed by the photographer in pencil on mount below image.
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Berenice Abbott
American, 1898–1991
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Berenice Abbott is best known for her striking, black-and-white photographs of New York City buildings, which she photographed as though taking portraits. In the 1920s she served as a darkroom assistant to Man Ray in Paris (she had modeled for him earlier in New York), where she encountered such leading cultural voices of the day as James Joyce, Max Ernst, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. She found inspiration in the Parisian streetscapes of Eugène Atget, an influence that would carry into “Changing New York” (1935-38), her major body of work for the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project. She strove to create objective photographs that stood on their own merit, rather than referencing other art forms. “Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium,” she said. “It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.”

Berenice Abbott, ‘Portrait of Eugene Atget’, 1930, Photography, Gelatin Silver Print, Michael Dawson Gallery
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About the work
Michael Dawson Gallery
Los Angeles

Dry mounted on rag board measuring 20 x 16 inches. Photographers Abbot, Maine stamp on verso. This portrait is featured in the first monograph published on Atget in 1930.

Medium
Condition
Fine condition with no surface stains or abrasions.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed by the photographer in pencil on mount below image.
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of small photographs by Berenice Abbott
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Browse works in this category
$3,000–$3,500
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Berenice Abbott
American, 1898–1991
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Berenice Abbott is best known for her striking, black-and-white photographs of New York City buildings, which she photographed as though taking portraits. In the 1920s she served as a darkroom assistant to Man Ray in Paris (she had modeled for him earlier in New York), where she encountered such leading cultural voices of the day as James Joyce, Max Ernst, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. She found inspiration in the Parisian streetscapes of Eugène Atget, an influence that would carry into “Changing New York” (1935-38), her major body of work for the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project. She strove to create objective photographs that stood on their own merit, rather than referencing other art forms. “Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium,” she said. “It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.”

Berenice Abbott

Portrait of Eugene Atget, 1930

Gelatin Silver Print
13 1/4 × 10 1/4 in
33.7 × 26 cm
.
$3,000
Ships from Los Angeles, CA, US
Free shipping worldwide
Location
Los Angeles
Locked
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