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Lot 116: WRIGHT MORRIS (1910-1998) Wright Morris.

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

25 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: WRIGHT MORRIS (1910-1998)
Wright Morris. Portfolio with 12 (of 12) photographs depicting the American landscape of the 1940s. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches (24.1x19.1 cm.), and the reverse, the mounts 17x14 inches (43.2x35.6 cm.), each with Morris' signature, in pencil, on mount recto, and with the Witkin-Berley portfolio label with the print and edition number 20, in pencil, on mount verso. Small folio, cream cloth clamshell box with a gilt-lettered brown leather title label, cloth lightly soiled; the colophon, also with the edition number 20 (of 50); contents loose as issued. ONE OF AN EDITION OF 50. Witkin-Berley Limited, 1940-50; printed 1980

Notes: From the Estate of Lee Witkin; by descent to the Present Owner.

Gano Grain Elevator, Western Kansas, 1940 * Ed's Place, near Norfolk, Nebraska, 1947 * House in Winter, Eastern Nebraska, 1941 * Front Room Reflected in Mirror, The Home Place, near Norfolk, Nebraska, 1947 * Barbershop, Weeping Water, Nebraska, 1947 * Dresser Drawer, near Norfolk, Nebraska, 1947 * Model T in Shed, The Home Place, near Norfolk, Nebraska, 1947 * Barber Pole, Weeping Water, Nebraska, 1947 * Juke Box, Southern Indiana, 1950 * Church Facade, near Rahway, New Jersey, 1940 * Powerhouse and Palm Tree, near Lordsburg, New Mexico, 1940 * Uncle Harry, The Home Place, near Norfolk, Nebraska, 1947.


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