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    Sale 12204

    Photographs

    5 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 155

    Paul Strand (1890–1976)

    Ghost Town, Red River, New Mexico, 1930

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Paul Strand (1890–1976)
    Ghost Town, Red River, New Mexico, 1930
    toned gelatin silver contact print, flush-mounted on card, printed late 1950s– early 1960s
    signed, titled and dated with printer's notations in ink (verso)
    image: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.2 x 19.1 cm.)
    sheet: 9 3/4 x 8 in. (24.8 x 20.4 cm.)


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    I became interested in photographing some of the last vestiges of what was the frontier in America. - Paul Strand

    Provenance

    The Estate of Paul Strand;
    Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Zurich;
    acquired from the above by a private collector, New York;
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, April 25, 2007, lot 201;
    acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    Paul Strand: A Retrospective Monograph: The Years 1915-1946, Aperture Foundation, New York, 1972, p. 89.
    Kaspar Fleischmann, et al., Paul Strand, Galerie für Kunstphotographie, Zurich, 1987, pl. 42.
    Rebecca Busselle and Trudy Wilner Stack, Paul Strand Southwest, Aperture Foundation, New York, 2004, pl. 36.