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    Sale 1985

    Photographs

    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 455

    W. EUGENE SMITH (1918-1978)

    Spanish Spinner, 1951

    Price Realised  

    W. EUGENE SMITH (1918-1978)
    Spanish Spinner, 1951
    gelatin silver print
    signed in pencil (on the verso)
    13 5/8 x 9in. (34.5 x 23cm.)


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    This lot is accompanied by a letter, dated June 7, 1984 from Mia Smith to Marjorie Neikrug in which she states: 'This to confirm that the photograph of alternate version of 'The Spinner' from Spanish Village was photographed and printed by W. Eugene Smith and given to me as a gift in the 1950s. I believe he printed it when he returned from Spain.'

    Provenance

    From the artist;
    to Mia Smith;
    with Marjorie Neikrug, New York


    Literature

    Johnson, W. Eugene Smith: Master of the Photographic Essay, Aperture, 1981, cat. no. 13:037, p. 76