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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
location
Los Angeles
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Michael Dawson Gallery
Los Angeles
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Dry mounted on rag board measuring 20 x 16 inches. Photographers Abbot, Maine stamp on verso. This …

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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
Photography
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed by the photographer in pencil on mount below image.
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
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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.”

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

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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
Photography
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed by the photographer in pencil on mount below image.
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of small photographs by Berenice Abbott
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$2,700–$3,150
This work
$0
$10,350+
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
location
Los Angeles
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