Details
WEEGEE (1899-1968)
Murder Maquette, c.1940
2 gelatin silver prints affixed on paper
illegibly annotated in ink (in the margin of the right print); annotated 'West Side Story / Box Seats at a Murder / Hells Kitchen / Slum Clearance Project.' and numbered '56' (on the mount); titled 'Murder' and numbered '56' twice in ink (on the reverse of the mount)
image: left print 7 x 9in. (17.8 x 22.8cm.); right print 7 x 7 7/8in. (17.8 x 20cm.)
mount: 14 1/4 x 22 1/2in. (36 x 57cm.)
Provenance
With Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris;
Phillips, de Pury & Company, New York, April 25, 2007, lot 148
Literature
Weegee, Naked City, Essential Books, 1945, p. 80, left image; Weegee: Violenti e violentati, Mazzotta, 1979, pl. 53, right image vertical variant; Barth, Weegee's World, Little, Brown and Co., 1997, p. 56, right image vertical variant, p. 62, left image

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