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

African Negro Art

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WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
African Negro Art
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1935. 120 gelatin silver prints; each with typed number (on the mount); image, each approximately 9½ x 6 7/8in. (24.5 x 17.8cm.) or the reverse; mount, approximately 12 x 10in. (30.5 x 25.4cm.); contained in 4to. folding box with tie fastenings
Provenance
From the collection of James Johnson Sweeney;
by descent to the present owner

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Lot Essay

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

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