(“Weegee,” Howard Greenberg Gallery, March 21, 2017)

Excellent exhibition: “Weegee” at the Howard Greenberg Gallery, February 16 – April 1, 2017.

Bunch of classic images, some lesser-known images, and a few images we were not familiar with… One photo was made in Jersey City. A pair of photos of a woman and her periscope were made in Hollywood, ca. 1950… Almost entirely the prints were on the larger side, 11×14″-ish paper. (Prices were approx. $3,500-$12,000. Perhaps, the smaller the photo, the smaller the price. If an 11×14″ photo sold for $10,000, then that would be about $65/square inch. Or, a little less than $10,000/square foot.) Some prints were annotated, there was at least one Culver stamp, and several Acme Newspictures stamps…


“Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs of People,” by Henry Carroll, Laurence King Publishing, 2015. (From Irving Penn gift shop, in the Met Museum…)

Irving Penn, at the Met Museum exhibition.

Speaking of Irving Penn, it’s almost impossible to look at this photo and imagine, if it’s there or not, a Weegee influence…
(Or, maybe it’s just a coincidence that they photographed similar signs in the same place, on the Bowery… Or, maybe for different reasons, they were drawn to similar signs on the Bowery…)


From the eBay listing:
“…Hollywood Autograph Seekers, circa 1952. Vintage gelatin silver print, 4 x 5 inches. Printed circa 1952. No Weegee ink credit stamp…”

A contact print. Possibly from a contact sheet. Possibly one quarter of a contact sheet. Unknown printer.

Sold for $99.99. November 15, 2017.