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Walker Evans

Child's Grave, Hale County, Alabama, 1936

Gelatin silver, 1971
7 1/8 × 9 1/4 in
18.1 × 23.5 cm
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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; three small impressions to the left half of the …

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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; three small impressions to the left half of the image, most noticeable in raking light; otherwise, there do not appear to be any major condition issues affecting the work.

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Signed, dated, and editioned '10/100' in pencil mount recto.
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Walker Evans
American, 1903–1975
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Few images capture a moment in American history as clearly as Walker Evans’ groundbreaking 1938 monograph American Photographs and his 1941 collaboration with author James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. A pioneer of documentary photography, Evans catalogued the essence of 20th century America in his photographs of Main Streets, churches, factories, and New York City commuters, whom he shot by hiding a 35mm Contax camera underneath his coat. Toward the end of his long career, the two-time Guggenheim Fellow began experimenting with the color Polaroid SX-70. His groundbreaking work influenced generations of photographers, including Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, and Lee Friedlander, and served as source material for Sherrie Levine’s conceptual appropriations. Photography, Evans once said, “is the capture and projection of the delights of seeing; it is the defining of observation full and felt.”

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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; three small impressions to the left half of the …

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Condition Report: Sheet is dry mounted to board; three small impressions to the left half of the image, most noticeable in raking light; otherwise, there do not appear to be any major condition issues affecting the work.

Signature
Signed, dated, and editioned '10/100' in pencil mount recto.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Walker Evans
American, 1903–1975
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Few images capture a moment in American history as clearly as Walker Evans’ groundbreaking 1938 monograph American Photographs and his 1941 collaboration with author James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. A pioneer of documentary photography, Evans catalogued the essence of 20th century America in his photographs of Main Streets, churches, factories, and New York City commuters, whom he shot by hiding a 35mm Contax camera underneath his coat. Toward the end of his long career, the two-time Guggenheim Fellow began experimenting with the color Polaroid SX-70. His groundbreaking work influenced generations of photographers, including Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, and Lee Friedlander, and served as source material for Sherrie Levine’s conceptual appropriations. Photography, Evans once said, “is the capture and projection of the delights of seeing; it is the defining of observation full and felt.”

Walker Evans

Child's Grave, Hale County, Alabama, 1936

Gelatin silver, 1971
7 1/8 × 9 1/4 in
18.1 × 23.5 cm
Bidding closed
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