Robert Frank (b. 1924)
Robert Frank (b. 1924)

Charity Ball - New York City, 1954

Details
Robert Frank (b. 1924)
Charity Ball - New York City, 1954
gelatin silver print
signed, titled and dated in ink (in the margin)
12 1/8 x 8in. (30.8 x 20.4 cm.)
Literature
'Robert Frank,' U.S. Camera 1958, U.S. Camera, 1957, p. 93; Frank, Les Américains, Delpire, 1958, [pl. 67], p. 139; Frank, The Americans, Grove Press, 1959, [pl. 67], n.p., and in all subsequent editions; Rotzler, 'Robert Frank,' Du, vol. 22, no. 1, January 1962, p. 20

Lot Essay

Robert Frank was impressed by the work of his compatriot Jakob Tuggener compiled in a handmade book of his photographs of elegant balls. Like his elder, Frank conveys a sense of the tedium of such events while portraying an intimate tender moment. Fine vintage prints from The Americans such as the present lot are very rare.

CAPTION FOR FIG: Jakob Tuggener, from Ballnächte 1934-1950
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