Description

    Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991)
    Newsstand, Southwest Corner of 32nd Street and Third Avenue, November 19, 1935
    Gelatin silver
    7-1/2 x 9-3/8 inches (19.1 x 23.8 cm)
    Flush mounted to board, signed in pencil and with "56 W. 53rd Street" and "Federal Art Project" stamps on the verso. Signed in pencil on mat recto.

    LITERATURE:
    Berenice Abbott, Changing New York, The New Press, New York, 1997, pl. 13, p. 380.

    PROVENANCE:
    By descent from a close friend and supporter of Berenice Abbott.

    To help Berenice Abbott get her work more widely known this friend helped put together an exhibition at the International Center of Photography, NY, which ran from Nov. 22, 1981 to Jan. 10, 1982 entitled Berenice Abbott: The '20s and the '30s. This exhibition then traveled to the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., from June 4 to Aug. 29, 1982. Then in 1988 they worked together on another exhibition, Berenice Abbott's New York: Photographs of the 30's and 40's, at the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY.




    Condition Report*:

    Scattered very small chips around the edges of the print. In overall excellent condition.  Hinged with two small pieces of linen tape in the upper corners to 14 x 17 inch mat. Does not appear to fluoresce under blacklight.

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