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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)

African Negro Art: Photographs by Walker Evans

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
African Negro Art: Photographs by Walker Evans
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1935. 112 gelatin silver prints. Each with typed number (on the mount); some with orientation annotations by James Johnson Sweeney in pencil (on the reverse of the mount); Each approximately 9½ x 6 7/8in. (24.5 x 17.8cm.) or the reverse; In quarto folding box with cloth covers, tie fastenings and impressed black lettering. (112)
Provenance
From the Collection of James Johnson Sweeney;
by descent to the present owner

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James Johnson Sweeney organized the groundbreaking African Negro Art exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1935 consisting of 603 objects drawn from collections all over the world. The museum hired Walker Evans to photograph 477 of the pieces and to produce 17 sets of prints bound in four portfolios. The present lot is one volume of Sweeney's own working set.

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