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Lot 115: An urban relationship.
29 October 2016
Yonkers, NY, USALive Auction
Description: An urban relationship. A man sits on the ledge of an upper window looking down at a woman at the lower window who looks up at him from her desk. There’s a typewriter on the desk. There are electrical or telephone wires that have just been installed that cross the image field at various angles. They suggests another mode of distant communication. An office interior can be seen in the other upper window. Many of the cabinet cards in this collection represent scenes that have been created in the studio, with the use of backdrops and props brought into the studio. This and the previous lot present scenes that are constructed in the external world and thus prefigure (and even transcend) much of later photographic art. I personally think these two lots are among the most important in the auction. By Cornell, Binghamton, NY.
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