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    Sale 2106

    Photographs

    14 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 415

    DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)

    Death in the Doorway, 1938

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)
    Death in the Doorway, 1938
    gelatin silver print, printed c. 1955
    'Euclid Avenue' credit in ink (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    9 3/8 x 11 5/8in. (24 x 29.5cm.)


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    Not long after Dorothea Lange made this photograph of a migratory laborer's church she decided to crop the image to the doorway as in the present lot. In the 1960s, she changed her mind about the cropping and made prints including the facade and roofline of the building.

    Literature

    Dorothea Lange, The Museum of Modern Art, 1966, p. 41, variant cropping; Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime, Aperture, 1982, p. 111, variant cropping; Heyman et al., Dorothea Lange: American Photographs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Chronicle Books, 1994, pl. 25, variant cropping