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Robert Frank

American, b. Switzerland, 1924–

Venice, California [Backyard-Venice West], Silver print, 1956, printed in the 1970s.
Venice, California [Backyard-Venice West], Silver print, 1956, printed in the 1970s.
ReturnVenice, California [Backyard-Venice West]

Inventory number: 8866

Title: Venice, California [Backyard-Venice West]

Date: 1956, printed in the 1970s

Medium: Silver print

Image size: 7⅞ in (20 cm) high by 12 in (30.5 cm) wide

Description: 7 7/8 x 12” on 11 x 14” sheet. Signed, titled and dated in ink on the print margin.

Illustrated: The Americans, no. 39; Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans, p. 257, 471, 478.

Notes: “Madman resting under American flag canopy in old busted car seat in fantastic Venice California backyard, I could sit in it and sketch 30,000 words (as a railroad brakeman I rode by such backyards leaning out of the old steam pot) (empty tokay bottles in the palm weeds)....” - Jack Kerouac, introduction to The Americans.

Price: $18,000

 

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