Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975)
New York City Gutter. Signed and dated "Walker Evans 1962" in pencil on the mount l.r., titled and dated twice on the mount verso, Evans's Old Lyme address stamp and a Lunn Gallery Stamp on the mount verso at center, additional pencil notations l.l. Gelatin silver print, image/sheet size 6 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. (15.5 x 23.2 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Provenance: A private Massachusetts collection.
N.B. Walker Evans perceived a kind of poetic beauty in the debris of industrialized society. In a series of still lifes made in the 1960s, the photographer pointed his camera downward to explore small areas of trash and debris, including cigarette butts, chewing gum wrappers, and aluminum can tabs, found on the streets of New York.
Very minor ding u.l. visible in raking light. No additional issues to report.
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