Three Weegee Photos: Recent Auction, October 2017

Where: Swann Auction Galleries
When: October 19, 2017
What: “Art and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks”
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“Snowstorm. Ferrotyped silver print, the image measuring 11″ x 13 3/8”, with The Graflex Photo Contest label crediting Weegee and noting that the print won “Second Prize in Action Class,” on verso. Ca. 1940. Price Realized (with Buyer’s Premium) $2,250.”

“Marilyn Monroe on a pink elephant. 13 1/4″ x 11″ inches, the mount approximately 16 3/4″ x 15″ inches, with Weegee’s signature, in ink, on mount recto and his hand stamp on mount verso. Ca. 1955. Price Realized (with Buyer’s Premium) $4,940.”

“I Cried When I Took This Picture * The Flower Peddler * Curfew Time on Broadway. Together, 3 ferrotyped silver prints, the images measuring approximately 13 1/4″ x 10 1/2″, and the reverse, the sheets slightly larger, each with one hand stamp (the 451 West 47th Street, Weegee’s Photo Representatives, or the Weegee the Famous), the second with sizing notations, in pencil, and the third with a typed caption label, all on verso. Ca 1940; the first printed ca. 1950. Unsold.”

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We love the Snowstorm photo with the Graflex Photo Contest label. Don’t think we’ve seen that photo before.

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