Paul STRAND

Paul STRAND

Under the El, New York, 1915
Toned and Waxed or Varnished Gelatin Silver Print on Cykora Paper
Neg Date: 1915, Print Date: 1944-45
12 11/16 x 9 15/16 inches
Flush mounted back to back to a processed piece of the same photographic paper.
Signed, titled and dated by Hazel Strand on mount verso.

Provenance: Originally from the collection of Robert Anthoine, a longtime attorney for the Aperture Foundation, and later the incorporator and attorney for the Paul Strand Foundation. Mr. Anthoine acquired this photograph directly from Hazel Strand as a gift.  Signed provenance letter accompanies print.

This piece represents one of the earliest examples of Modernist Photography showing the transition from Pictorialism into Modernism and fully embracing photographic vision to produce abstraction.