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    Sale 11950

    Photographs

    6 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 173

    Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902-2002)

    La Buena Fama Durmiendo, 1938

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902-2002)
    La Buena Fama Durmiendo, 1938
    gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed early 1950s
    signed, titled, dated, and inscribed 'Para Doris' in pencil (mount, recto)
    image/sheet: 7 ¼ x 9 ¼ in. (18.5 x 23.6 cm.)
    mount: 14 x 16 1/8 in. (35.6 x 41 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist;
    Doris Heyden (1905-2005), the artist's second wife (m. 1942-1962);
    Acquired from descendents of the above.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MEXICO


    Literature

    Nissan N. Perez and Ian Jeffrey, Dreams – Visions – Metaphors, the Photographs of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1983, pl. 21.
    Revelaciones, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, 1990, p. 78.
    Suzan Kismaric, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, The Museum of Modern Art/Harry N Abrams, Inc., New York, 1997, p.123.
    Carlos Monsivais and Paz Octavio, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, 100 years, 100 Days, Turner Publicaciones, Madrid, 2001, pl. 48.
    Carlos Fuentes et al., Nudes: The Blue House The Photographs of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2002, p.44.
    Banville Alvarez Urbajtel et al., Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Photopoetry, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2008, p.141.
    Laura Gonzalez Flores et al., Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid, 2012, pl. 109, p.215.
    Paul-Henri Giraud et al., Manuel Alvarez Bravo: L’impalpable et l’imaginaire, Editions de la Martiniere, Paris, 2012, p. 167.