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  • Ralph STEINER

    Fence Post with Barbed Wire


    Medium: Vintage gelatin silver print
    Neg. Date: 1929 / Print Date: Unknown
    Size: 10 x 8 inches
    Description: Verso in pencil, "Ralph Steiner negative and print 1929." Printed by the artist. This photograph appeared in Fortune Magazine, May, 1930 in an essay titled, "Vanishing Backyards."
    Provenance: Accompanied by a copy of a letter from Steiner to Charles Schwartz from 1983. In the letter, Steiner describes the location and context of the photograph at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs. He also mentions visiting Paul Strand. Illustrated: In Ralph Steiner, A Point of View, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1978; Photography Rediscovered, American Photographs, 1900-1930, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 1979, p.105.

    Retail Price: $6,800.00
    Discounted Price: $5,900.00
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