18 April 2001
RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD (1925-1972)
Untitled (Two children on a stoop)
Gelatin silver print. 1964. Dated in pencil on the verso.
6 7/8 x 7in. (17.5 x 17.8cm.)
Estate of the artist;
with Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York;
to the present owner.
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See: Aperture, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, p. 56, for a variant.
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