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“Portfolio comprising 45 silver prints, printed by Sid Kaplan in 1982. Each print with the collection blind stamp in the margin. Each respectively numbered from 1 to 45 with the edition number 6 in pencil on the reverse. Edition of 45 with 6 ‘Hors Series’. Introduction text by Louis Stettner and title page numbered 6 in black felt tip pen. In its grey clamshell box. Each print 16 x 20 in. (or reverse), portfolio 21 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.”
“Acquired directly from the artist” [Posthumously?]
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Entire Weegee Portfolio with case, 45 of classic/famous Weegee prints, by the best printer, full frame…
Sothebys: November 10, 2017
“mounted, signed and inscribed “To HOD” by the photographer in ink and titled in an unidentified hand in ink on the mount, matted, circa 1940s”
“Howard A. Schumacher was the president of Speed Graphic Camera Company… Schumacher assigned Weegee to photograph various destinations in the United States, and when his work was completed, Weegee presented Schumacher with 8 mounted prints, which he inscribed ‘To HOD,’ Schumacher’s nickname.”
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Auction: Sothebys, April 27, 2005
Interesting: Graflex “assigned Weegee to photograph various destinations in the United States.”
Where: Swann Auction Galleries
When: October 19, 2017
What: “Art and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks”
What: A few screen shots from swanngalleries.com.
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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.”
We love the Snowstorm photo with the Graflex Photo Contest label. Don’t think we’ve seen that photo before.
Phillips, October 3, 2017
“Under the Third Avenus ‘El’ – sold for $9,375.
[The Bowery. Beautiful “distortion” made in the mid-late 1950s, from a negative from the mid 1940s… “But there’s beauty in the street of forgotten men (and women)…” “Naked City,” p. 157.]
“Dressing room behind the circus ring, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus” – sold for $11,875.
[Silly matting. “Two trimmed sections…” WTF?]