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

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
139
Sold for:
$19,680$16,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Steve McCurry (American, b. 1950)

Afghan Girl (Sharbat Gula), Refugee Camp, Pakistan, 1984, printed later. Signed "Steve McCurry" in black ink on the verso. Chromogenic print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, image size 19 1/2 x 13 in. (49.4 x 33.0 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Good.

Provenance: Acquired from Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York; to a Connecticut estate.

N.B. This now iconic portrait was featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic. A label from the Howard Greenberg Gallery accompanies the lot.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Sheet measures 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.7 cm). The work is hand-signed but not stamped. A label from the Howard Greenberg Gallery accompanies the lot. 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

Pakistan, Afghan Girl, Georgian scripts, Greenberg, Gula, Magazines, McCurry, National Geographic, Periodicals, Photography, Steve McCurry

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