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Aaron Siskind (American, 1903-1991) Suite of 10 Photographs from the Series PLEASURES AND TERRORS OF LEVITATION

Auction:
2635B
Lot:
248
Sold for:
$43,050$35,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2635B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 01, 2013 12:00PM

Description:

Aaron Siskind (American, 1903-1991)

Suite of 10 Photographs from the Series PLEASURES AND TERRORS OF LEVITATION: #37, 1953, #474, 1954, #477, 1954, #482, 1954, #484, 1954, #491, 1954, #58, 1956, #63, 1956, #99, 1961, #121, 1961, and P. and T. of L., 1961. Nine titled, dated, and signed "...Aaron Siskind" in pencil on verso; P. and T. of L. titled in pencil on verso. Gelatin silver prints, 17 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. (45.1 x 44.5 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Unmounted.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Sheet sizes 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 in.), mat sizes 30 x 27 1/2 in. (76.2 x 69.9 cm). #37 crease to u. corners of sheet, slight scattered printing flaws, #58 crease to u.l. corner of sheet, minor scattered printing flaws, #63 crease to u.l. corner of sheet, printing flaw u.r., #99 slight graphite transfer from mat back, u.r., minor printing flaws in shadows, #121 crease to u.l. corner of sheet and and r.c., #474 creases to u.l. corner and u.c. of sheet, minor scattered printing flaws, #477 crease to u.l. corner of sheet, minor scattered printing flaws in shadow, slight transfer of graphite from mat back to top edge of image, #482 crease u.l. corner, minor scattered printing flaws in shadows, minor accretion l.r. quadrant, #491 crease to u.l. corner, slight transfer of graphite from mat back to u.r quadrant of image, minor printing flaw l.r. quadrant, P. and T. of L. creases to l.l. and u.r. corners of sheet, slight printing flaw to u.l. quadrant.


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Aaron Siskind, minor printing flaws, printing, Stationery

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