Robert Frank, ‘Contact Sheet, Switzerland’, 1945-46, Skinner

1945-1946, printed later.

Image size 9.875 x 7.25 in. (25.0 x 18.4 cm), matted, unframed.

Condition: Slight rippling along the top edge, scattered handling crimps, especially along the left side, bend in l.l. corner.
Sheet measures 10 x 8 in. (25.5 x 20.4 cm). No additional issues to report.
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Signature: Signed "Frank" in ink on the verso l.r., "COPYRIGHT © Robert Frank" stamp inscribed "Robert Frank 1980" in ink on the verso l.l., "ROBERT FRANK ARCHIVE" stamp inscribed "Lines of My Hand 7" and "2711" in pencil on the verso l.r.

A private Massachusetts collection.

About Robert Frank

One of the most acclaimed photographers of the 20th century, Robert Frank is best known for his seminal book The Americans, featuring photographs taken by the artist in the mid-1950s as he traveled across the U.S. on a Guggenheim fellowship. These photographs feature glimpses of highways, cars, parades, jukeboxes, and diners as iconic symbols of America while simultaneously suggesting an underlying sense of alienation and hardship. Frank’s loose, casual approach often generated blurred imagery and tilted horizons, causing his photographic style to be as controversial as his subject matter. In the 1950s, Frank was a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar, but later turned his focus from still images to filmmaking, creating classics of American subculture such as Pull My Daisy (1959).

American, b. 1924, Zurich, Switzerland

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