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    EVE ARNOLD (American, 1913-2012)
    Untitled (McCarthy Trial), 1954
    Vintage gelatin silver
    9-1/2 x 13 inches (24.1 x 33.0 cm)
    Signed, dated, and annotated in pencil with artist's and Magnum stamps on verso

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    From the artist to present owner.

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    "At noon we recessed for lunch, but McCarthy stayed behind for his press conference. As I worked, he came over to me (I was the only woman reporter there and he was playing to me). He put his hand on my shoulder and asked me whether I was getting everything I needed. As I started to put my hand up to push his hand away, my brain telegraphed that this wasn't a good idea, and I wound up with my hand over his. I stood paralyzed for a beat, then smiled, thanked him, excused myself, and said I had better get back to work.
    When the press conference was over, I went down to the press table in the Senate dining room to have a bowl of the famous bean soup. Of the thirty reporters there, not a single one would speak to me. They had seen me with McCarthy and had thought I was holding hands with him. I was miserable, because these were colleagues and some of them friends I had worked with before, but such was the climate of distrust that I couldn't tell them the truth for fear of betrayal. I began to understand how this man terrorized people into silence."

    - Eve Arnold, Flashback! The 50's, New York, 1978.



    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Taped to mat, framed, and glazed to an overall size 16 x 18-1/2 inches;paper 13-1/2 x 10 inches; major creasing scattered; otherwise this lot is in good condition. 

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    1st Tuesday
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