09-27-2017 09-27-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3029B Boston
September 27, 2017 12:00PMCalender
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Harry Callahan (American, 1912-1999) Eleanor

 
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3029B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 27, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Harry Callahan (American, 1912-1999)

Eleanor, 1949, printed later. Signed "Harry Callahan" with a stylus below the image l.r., signed "Harry Callahan" in pencil on the verso u.c. Gelatin silver print, image size 7 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. (19.8 x 24.4 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Slight rippling to sheet, minor wear at corners.

N.B. One of the most significant American photographers of the 20th century, Harry Callahan is known for his bold and innovative explorations of form and content in nature, the urban landscape, and everyday life. This is also true of a series of images depicting his wife Eleanor made in the late 1940s and 50s. Callahan's portraits were not intended to capture personality or emotion but rather to serve as a vehicle for visual explorations into light, form, and composition.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sheet measures 8 x 10 in. (20.4 x 25.5 cm). No additional issues to report.


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Keywords

Harry Callahan, Eleanor