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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 119

    WALKER EVANS

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    WALKER EVANS
    Many Are Called. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company and Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1966.

    Quarto (217 x 177 mm). Errata slip. 89 black and white photographs. Original black cloth; pictorial dust-jacket (front panel rubbed, a few chips at edges); black cloth folding case. Evans's signature in pencil on the front endpaper.

    FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY EVANS, of his series of surreptitious portraits taken during the late 30s and early 40s. "The guard is down and the mask is off... even more than when in lone bedrooms (where there are mirrors). People's faces are in naked repose down in the subway" (Evans, quoted in 101 Books). 101 Books, pp.180-81; The Open Book, pp.218-19; The Photobook, vol. I, p.253 ("REMARKABLY VIBRANT AND SYMPATHETIC"); Regards à travers le livre 136 ("a remarkable series of anonymous portraits of passengers").


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