• The National Geographic Collec auction at Christies

    Sale 2603

    The National Geographic Collection: The Art of Exploration

    6 December 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 114

    VOLKMAR WENTZEL (1915-2006)

    Atlantic City, NJ, 1958

    Price Realised  

    VOLKMAR WENTZEL (1915-2006)
    Atlantic City, NJ, 1958
    unique digital inkjet print, printed later
    accompanied by certificate of authenticity, signed by the National Geographic Society and numbered '1/1'
    image: 40½ x 59¾in. (103 x 151.7cm.)
    sheet: 43¾ x 62in. (111.1 x 157.4cm.)


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    Saleroom Notice

    In recent weeks, Atlantic City was among one of the many areas along the east coast that was devastated by Super Storm Sandy, which is why both The National Geographic Society and Christie's have generously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from this lot to the Red Cross to benefit the Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief. This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the National Geographic Society guaranteeing the photograph is unique and numbered '1/1'.


    Literature

    National Geographic magazine, July 1961, p. 3
    Odysseys and Photographs: Four National Geographic Field Men, National Geographic Society, 2008, pp. 134-135.