Robert Frank, ‘'New Orleans' (Trolley)’, Sotheby's

Oversized, signed, titled, and dated in ink in the margin, annotation in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1955, printed in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

Vancouver, Presentation House Gallery, Robert Frank and the Everyday, September - October 1993
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Collects, September 2001 - January 2002
Vancouver Art Gallery, Real Pictures, January - May 2005
Vancouver, Presentation House Gallery, Eye to Eye, June - July 2015

Robert Frank, The Americans (New York, 1958), no. 18
Tom Maloney, ed., U. S. Camera Annual 1958 (New York, 1957), pp. 106-7
Robert Frank (Aperture, 1961), p. 9
Robert Frank (Aperture, 1976), p. 95
Tod Papageorge, Walker Evans and Robert Frank: An Essay on Influence (Yale University Art Gallery, 1981), p. 41
Robert Frank, Robert Frank (New York, 1985), pl. 34
Sarah Greenough and Philip Brookman, Robert Frank: Moving Out (National Gallery of Art, 1994), pp. 172 and 196
Sarah Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans (National Gallery of Art, 2009), pp. vi-vii, 232, and 466, and Contact no. 18
Nicholas Dawidoff, ‘The Man Who Saw America: Hidden America,’ The New York Times Magazine, 5 July 2015, p. 42

Yajima Gallery, Montreal, circa 1975

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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Time Magazine, 
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The Most Influential Images of All Time
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