09-12-2008 09-13-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2422 Boston
September 12, 2008 12:00 PMCalender
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Harold Eugene Edgerton (American, 1903-1990) 30 cal Bullet Cuts a Card /Cutting the Card Quickly

$3,851$3,250
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2422 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 12, 2008 12:00PM

Description:

Harold Eugene Edgerton (American, 1903-1990)

30 cal Bullet Cuts a Card/Cutting the Card Quickly. Signed "HAROLD EDGERTON" l.r., titled, signed and dated "...HAROLD EDGERTON, MIT 1980..." on the reverse. Dye transfer print, image size 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (19.1 x 26.0 cm), unframed.
Condition: Good.

Provenance: From the artist to the family of the present owner.
N.B. Scientist, artist, and educator, Harold ³Doc² Edgerton taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he invented the stroboscope, high-speed and stop-action photography. In his photographs, including images of bullets, athletic movements, fluids, and hummingbirds, Edgerton applies an artistic aesthetic to his scientific innovations.

Estimate $5,000-7,000

There is an extremely mild surface rub l.l. (just below the card).

Keywords

Harold Eugene Edgerton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, Harold ³Doc² Edgerton, N.B. Scientist, Scientist , artist, Massachusetts