• Photographs: The Evening Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 12203

    Photographs: The Evening Sale

    4 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    Henri Cartier–Bresson (1908–2004)

    Calle Cuauhtemoctzin, Mexico City, 1934

    Estimate

    Henri Cartier–Bresson (1908–2004)
    Calle Cuauhtemoctzin, Mexico City, 1934
    gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on Masonite board, printed 1960
    image/sheet/flush mount: 14 7/8 x 22 1/4 in. (37.8 x 56.5 cm.)


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    Oversized prints from this era are extremely rare.

    Other prints of this image reside in the permanent collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

    Special Notice

    Lots consigned by the US Government selling entity and due to the nature of the consignment, the Government consigning entity requires Christie's to provide the US Government selling entity with a list of the successful bidders of these lots in this sale.


    Provenance

    Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, November 9, 1996, lot 54;
    acquired from the above sale by Prakapas Gallery, New York;
    Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris, 1997;
    Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, 2006.


    Literature

    Henri Cartier-Bresson, The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Viking, New York, 1968, pl. 4.
    Robert Delpire (ed.), Henri Cartier-Bresson, Aperture, New York, 1976, front cover.
    Yves Bonnefoy, Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographer, Little Brown & Company, Boston, 1979, pl. 23.
    Peter Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Early Work, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1987, front cover & pl. 130.
    Carlos Fuentes, Henri Cartier-Bresson: Mexican Notebooks, Thames & Hudson, London, 1995, p. 73.
    Jean Pierre Montier, Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art, Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1999, pl. 13, p. 23.
    Philippe Arbaïzer et al., Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image and the World, Thames & Hudson, London, 2003, p. 100, pl. 112.
    Michele Frizot (ed.), Henri Cartier-Bresson: Scrapbook, London, Thames & Hudson, London, 2006, p. 159.
    Peter Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010, p. 99.
    Clément Chéroux, Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013, pl. 87.


    Exhibited

    Munich, International Salon of Photography, Das menschliche Antlitz Europas, 1960.