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Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991) Bread Store, 259 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3378T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 12, 2020 12:00PM


Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991)

Bread Store, 259 Bleecker Street, Manhattan, 1937. The photographer's Federal Art Project "Changing New York" hand-stamp and "50 commerce st." hand-stamp on the verso, titled and dated with numeric notations in pencil on the verso. Gelatin silver print, sheet size 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Subtle silvering and minor wear to edges, a few small accretions near the left edge.

Provenance: The Stebbins family collection, Massachusetts.

N.B. For nearly a decade, the American-born photographer Berenice Abbott lived in Paris, working as an assistant to Man Ray in his portrait studio and eventually operating her own portrait business. Upon returning to New York City in 1929, Abbott continued to practice photography, producing a body of work that focused on New York's changing buildings and neighborhoods. With funds from the Federal Art Project (FAP), Abbott produced hundreds of photographs of the city.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

The image is a warm brown (the 1st image of the work on the website is most accurate in terms of color).

The frame measures 17 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.

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Stebbins, New York City, Paris, United States