01-27-2017 01-28-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2977B Boston
January 27, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Ilse Bing (German/American, 1889-1998) "It was so Windy on the Eiffel Tower," Paris

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2977B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 27, 2017 12:00PM


Ilse Bing (German/American, 1889-1998)

"It was so Windy on the Eiffel Tower," Paris, 1931, printed c. 1979. Signed and dated "ILSE BING..." in white ink within the image l.l., signed, dated, and titled "ILSE/BING..." in pencil on the verso. Gelatin silver print, image size 10 3/8 x 12 3/4 in. (26.4 x 32.5 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Subtle spot toning l.r. corner.

Provenance: Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York; to a private New York collection.

N.B. This print and Lot 158 were made under Bing's direct supervision as part of a set of master prints created to ensure the photographer's legacy. A copy of a 2012 letter from the Edwynn Houk Gallery detailing this information accompanies the lots.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Sheet measures 11 x 14 in. (28.0 x 35.6 cm). No additional issues to report. This image is illustrated in Larissa Dryansky and Edwynn Houk, eds., Ilse Bing: Photography Through the Looking Glass, (New York: Abrams, 2006), p. 127.

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Ilse Bing, Paris