RUTH ORKIN (1921-1985)
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 1… Read more ANOTHER PROPERTY Ruth was striding ahead toward the Piazza. She turned, and saw me walking through a gauntlet of men. It was a situation she had long imagined. She shot a picture and shouted: 'Jinx, go back and step off that curb again.' I did; she shot; and on the second take photographed the 'American Girl in Florence'. JINX ALLEN, the 'American Girl' (now known as Ninalee Craig)
RUTH ORKIN (1921-1985)

American Girl in Italy, Florence, 1951

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RUTH ORKIN (1921-1985)
American Girl in Italy, Florence, 1951
gelatin silver print
signed with copyright insignia, titled, dated and annotated 'From The Metropolitan Museum of Art' in pencil on mount
13 x 19½in. (33 x 49.5cm.)
Provenance
From the artist;
to a private collection, New York;
acquired by present owner.
Literature
Cosmopolitan, September 1952, within an article on travel tips for young women, there cropped eliminating the three men at left; Ruth Orkin: A Retrospective, International Center for Photography, New York, 1995, p.9; Ruth Orkin: American Girl in Italy: The Making of a Classic, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2005, pl.10 & cover.
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