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Steve McCurry (American, b. 1950) Afghan Girl, Refugee Camp, Pakistan

Auction:
2778B
Lot:
189
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2778B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 23, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Steve McCurry (American, b. 1950)

Afghan Girl, Refugee Camp, Pakistan, 1984, printed before c. 1995. Signed "Steve McCurry" in pencil on the overmat l.r., numbered "5/10" in pencil on the overmat l.l., signed "Steve McCurry" in black ink below the image l.r., numbered "5/10" in black ink below the image l.l., identified on a label affixed to the backing. Chromogenic print on Agfa paper, image size 11 5/8 x 8 in. (29.5 x 20.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor handling crimps, hinged at the top edge in two places.

Provenance: The current owner acquired the print from a charity auction in the early 1990s.

N.B. This now iconic portrait was featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic. A copy of Portraits: Steve McCurry (Phaidon Press Limited, 1999) accompanies the lot.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Sheet measures 14 x 11 in. (35.5 x 28 cm). No additional issues to report.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Steve McCurry, Pakistan, Refugee Camp, National Geographic, Phaidon Press Limited

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