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Lot 26 : BERENICE ABBOTT (American, 1898 -1991) PHOTOGRAPH

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Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery between Grand and Hester Streets, October 24, 1935
signed in pencil l.r.
Berenice Abbot
original gelatin silver print; image 10.5 by 13.5 in.; framed 20 by 16 in.
Stamped on reverse of mounting board:
From a private East Coast collection
Abbott moved to Paris in 1921 to study with sculptor Emile Bourdelle. She also worked with surrealist photographer Man Ray from 1923 to 1925 before opening her own studio in Paris. She photographed the leading artists in France and had her first exhibition at the Au Sacre du Printemps Gallery in 1926. She returned to the United States in 1929 embarking on a project to photograph New York. In 1935 she obtained funding from the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and its Federal Art Project.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Realized: $2,100 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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