Garry Winogrand, ‘New York Aquarium, Coney Island, and New York’, Sotheby's
Garry Winogrand, ‘New York Aquarium, Coney Island, and New York’, Sotheby's

Each stamped and signed by Eileen Adele Hale, the photographer's widow and executor, in pencil on the reverse, 1964 and circa 1965, printed before 1983 (The Animals, pp. 26 and 42; Aquarium: Winogrand: Figments From the Real World, p. 126) (2).

Each 13 by 8 3/4 in. (33 by 22.2 cm.)

Thomas Consilvio, printer for the photographer
By descent to the present owner

About Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand is considered one of the most important American photographers of the 20th century, during which he amassed an archive of images capturing its evolving attitudes and anxieties. Legend has it that the minute he stepped into a darkroom in college, Winogrand forever abandoned painting for the camera. He began his career as a freelance journalistic photographer, but upon seeing Walker Evans’s book American Photographs was so deeply moved that he decided to change this approach to the medium. Winogrand was known best for his street photography, and for capturing moments of everyday American life in the post-war era. “No moment is most important,” he once said. “Any moment can be something.” He used a small-format camera, which suited his many travels and liberated his movement in the streets. At the time of his sudden death, he left behind thousands of rolls of undeveloped film.

American, 1928-1984, New York, New York, based in New York, New York