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2977B Boston
January 27, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Peter Fink (American, 1907-1984) Refractions, Philadelphia

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


Peter Fink (American, 1907-1984)

Refractions, Philadelphia, 1960s. Stamped "PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER FINK" in red ink on the verso, titled on a fragment from an old housing affixed to the backing. Gelatin silver print, image/sheet size 19 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (49.5 x 27.0 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Good.

N.B. Peter Fink was a successful package designer and decorator for couturier Lucien Lelong when he was first introduced to photography. After WWII, he was rarely without a camera, photographing street life, landscapes, and architecture on his frequent travels abroad. His Refractions series was shown for the first time in a 1969 retrospective at the Gallery of Modern Art in New York.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Minor discoloration on the verso, possibly due to old adhesive.

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Lucien Lelong, Peter Fink, B. Peter Fink, Philadelphia