10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 18,750
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
Moi Parizh -- My Paris. Text by Il'ia Erenburg. Moscow: IZOGIZ, 1933.
Oblong octavo (163 x 185 mm). 121 black and white photographs and 2 black and white photomontages. Original blue paper-covered boards (spine ends and hinges neatly restored); pictorial dust jacket (spine and edges neatly restored); black cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION, IN A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE RARE DUST JACKET. "A significant addition to the photographic bibliography of this most photographed of cities. In all of this remarkable book we are allowed only the merest glimpse of a tourist hotspot. Instead, Ehrenburg contributes a frank, unsparing view of the Parisian proletariat, of which the socialist dissident Atget himself would surely have approved" (The Photobook). This copy was exhibited in 'The Open Book' at the International Center of Photography (17 June - 4 September, 2005). The Open Book, pp.112-3; The Photobook, vol. I, pp.132-3; Regards à travers le livre 58; The Russian Avant-Garde Book, pp.218-19.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
How the photographer went from studying for the priesthood to following Frank Sinatra — and the story behind that shot of..
An introduction to the New York photographer whose controversial images fuelled a national debate on the boundaries of art