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Auction: Fine Art, Photography & Prints
was auctioned on: 4 March 2021
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Robert Frank's The Lines of my Hand, first edition

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Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 67, Views: 22

Text in English with a 30 pp. booklet in Japanese laid in at rear. Illustrated from the b&w photographs of Robert Frank. (Folio) 34.2x25.2 cm (13½x10"), black cloth stamped with white lettering. Presented in original publisher's cloth slipcase with mounted photograph by Robert Frank. First Edition. Presented with original shipping box. After 'The Americans', 'The Lines of My Hand' is arguably Robert Frank's most important book and without doubt the publication that established his autobiographical, sometimes confessional, approach to bookmaking. The book was originally published by Yugensha in Tokyo in 1972. 'The Lines of My Hand' is structured chronologically and presents selections from every stage of Frank's work until 1972--from early photos in Switzerland in 1945-46, to images of his travels in Peru, Paris, Valencia, London and Wales, and to contact sheets from his 1955-56 journey through the US that resulted in The Americans and made him famous....

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Fine Art, Photography & Prints
Date of the auction: 4 Mar 2021
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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