Item #23347 American Photographs (Robert Frank's Copy, Inscribed by Evans). Walker Evans, Robert Frank.
American Photographs (Robert Frank's Copy, Inscribed by Evans).
American Photographs (Robert Frank's Copy, Inscribed by Evans).
American Photographs (Robert Frank's Copy, Inscribed by Evans).
American Photographs (Robert Frank's Copy, Inscribed by Evans).
American Photographs (Robert Frank's Copy, Inscribed by Evans).
American Photographs (Robert Frank's Copy, Inscribed by Evans).
American Photographs (Robert Frank's Copy, Inscribed by Evans).
American Photographs (Robert Frank's Copy, Inscribed by Evans).

American Photographs (Robert Frank's Copy, Inscribed by Evans).

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1938. First Edition. Small quarto. INSCRIBED by Walker Evans to Robert Frank to front endpaper: "Robert Frank. Where did you get this book[?]. I would happily give it to you, for good reasons, if I had a copy. W.E." Arguably the most significant association copy of Evans' landmark photobook, documenting one of the art form's most consequential lines of influence. In his 1958 Statement published in U.S. Camera— introducing his own landmark work, The Americans—the Swiss-born Frank directly acknowledged his debt to Evans: "The work of two contemporary photographers, Bill Brandt of England and the American, Walker Evans, have influenced me. When I first looked at Walker Evans' photographs, I thought of something Malraux wrote: 'To transform destiny into awareness.' One is embarrassed to want so much for oneself. But, how else are you going to justify your failure and your effort?" With pencil annotation to plate 19. Cosmetic split at rear pastedown and minor scuffing to spine label; a close to near fine copy, lacking the jacket, with errata slip tipped-in at front. Housed in half-leather clamshell with gilt lettering to spine. An extraordinary association copy; Frank's own copy of his model photobook, warmly inscribed by Evans.

Item #23347

Price: $150,000.00

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