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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 301

    ALFRED EISENSTAEDT (1898-1995)

    Ballerinas at rest, the Balanchine School of the American Ballet Theatre, New York, 1936

    Price Realised  

    ALFRED EISENSTAEDT (1898-1995)
    Ballerinas at rest, the Balanchine School of the American Ballet Theatre, New York, 1936
    gelatin silver print, possibly unique
    signed and annotated 'this photograph was one of the first pictures I took in the United States, in 1936. I worked in my usual style using only available light' in pencil, credit and R. Lourié Collection stamps (on the mount); credit and collection stamps (on the verso)
    13½ x 10½in. (34.3 x 26.6cm.)


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    Provenance

    Christies, New York, October 5, 1999, lot 92.


    Literature

    Eisenstaedt: Remembrances, Bulfinch Press, 1990, p. 35.


    Post Lot Text

    This vintage print may be unique.