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Auction: Fine Art, Photography & Prints
was auctioned on: 4 March 2021
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Signed by Bruce Davidson, with signed photograph 1/50

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 56, Views: 63

Illustrated from b&w photographs by Bruce Davidson, printed in sheet-fed gravure by the Nissha Printing Company, Kyoto, Japan. Cloth, pictorial jacket. No. 2 of 50 deluxe copies signed by the photographer, including an original gelatin silver print photograph signed by Bruce Davidson, all presented in a black cloth-covered drop-back box (from a total edition of 150 signed copies). Signed by Bruce Davidson at colophon, as issued. Photograph, 'Mike's Tattooing' pencil-signed by the photographer on reverse. "In the spring of 1959, I met a group of teenagers in Brooklyn who called themselves 'The Jokers'. At the time there were an estimated thousand gang members in New York City. A Youth Board had been formed which sent 'Youth Workers' out to dissuade gangs from fights and to help socialize them. It was after reading a news-paper article about a skirmish in Prospect Park that I decided to find the gang and enter 'the cool world' of their lives." - Artist's statement. The Cool World was a 1963 feature film directed by Shirley Clarke about African-American life in the Royal Pythons, a youth gang in Harlem.

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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