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    Sale 2106

    Photographs

    14 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 242

    W. EUGENE SMITH (1918-1978)

    The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946

    Price Realised  

    W. EUGENE SMITH (1918-1978)
    The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946
    gelatin silver print, printed before 1963
    signed in stylus (on the recto); '821 Ave. of the Americas' copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps (on the reverse of the mount)
    15¼ x 13¼in. (38.8 x 33.5cm.)


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    Provenance

    Swann Galleries, February 14, 2000, lot 95


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE COLLECTION OF WOLFFE NADOOLMAN


    Literature

    'A Walk Through a Paradise Garden,' U.S. Camera Annual 1947, U.S. Camera Publishing Corp., 1946, p. 308; Steichen, The Family of Man, The Museum of Modern Art, 1955, p. 192; Johnson, W. Eugene Smith: Master of the Photographic Essay, Aperture, 1981, p. 125, cat. no. 21:001; Hansen, Myth and Vision: On the Walk to Paradise Garden and the Photography of W. Eugene Smith, Aris/University of Lund, 1987, p. 2 contacts and back cover