Walker Evans Photograph of African Sculpture

Original gelatin silver photographic print by Walker Evans (b. 1903 d. 1975) depicting an African seated man holding a vessel.  "In 1935 the groundbreaking African Negro Art exhibition was organized by The Museum of Modern Art. It was one of the first exhibitions in the United States to display African sculptures as works of art, rather than as ethnographic objects. Evans, then 32 years old, was commissioned by the museum to create a photographic portfolio of a selection of works from the exhibition of more than 600 sculptures. The large commission created a record of masterpieces in the exhibition and gave Evans the opportunity to build relationships with individuals at the Museum of Modern Art who would continue to encourage and promote his artistic endeavors." 1. The photograph is in good condition with slight crease in lower right corner; hinge mounted and matted (front mat has some imperfections).  Back stamped with Walker Evans studio mark and pencilled inventory numbers.

Reference cited: https://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2000/perfect-documents-walker-evans-and-african-art-1935

Dealer Brant Mackley Gallery
Date: 1935
Origin New York, NY
Artist/Maker Walker Evans
Measurements Photo: 5 5/8 by 9 inches, mat: 15.25 by 19.25 in.
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Website http://www.brantmackley.com
Price $1,500
Contact Brant Mackley, 717-554-2176 or  brant@bmgart.com

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