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Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002) Espejo Negro (Black Mirror)

Auction:
2877B
Lot:
94
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2877B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 22, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002)

Espejo Negro (Black Mirror), 1947, printed later. Signed "M Alvarez Bravo" in pencil on the verso l.r., additional pencil annotations on the verso on the lower half of the sheet. Gelatin silver print on single weight paper, image/sheet size 14 5/8 x 11 in. (37.0 x 28.0 cm), matted, framed.
Condition: Scattered minor surface crimps and ripples.

N.B. The subject of Álvarez Bravo's photograph is the American model and dancer Maudelle Bass. During the 1930s and 1940s Bass modelled for several American and Mexican artists, including Edward Weston and Diego Rivera.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

There is an overall uneveness to the surface of the sheet likely because of its single weight and handling over time. Subtle horizontal creases/crimps in u.r. and u.l., minor crimps at c.l. and c.r.


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Keywords

Diego Rivera, Edward Weston, Manuel �lvarez, Maudelle Bass, Bravo, Espejo

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