Rare Robert Frank Photographs for Sale

Original Robert Frank photographs are for sale at the October 4th auction. Bidding open now!

Preview and bid on Robert Frank photos for sale in the October 4, 2019 Photographs Signature Auction held by Heritage Auctions in New York.

Robert Frank Photographer Dies at Age 94

Frank, who was born in Switzerland but emigrated to the United States in 1947, was best known for his work “The Americans” – a book which chronicled his 10,000-mile journey across America at the height of the Cold War.

First published in France and then in the US, it was widely condemned by critics, as it depicted a country sharply at odds with the America portrayed by Hollywood and the ad men. (1)

What Kind of Art Did Robert Frank Make?

Robert Frank is a Swiss-born American filmmaker and photographer. Characterized by their pointed and complex critique of American culture and society, his images often capture people in the throes of daily life.(2)

Buy Robert Frank Photos for Sale at Auction

There are currently two Robert Frank photographs for sale by Heritage Auctions in the October 4, 2019 auction. Bidding opens Sept 13th.

Valencia, Spain, 1952

robert frank valencia photo for sale
  • Gelatin silver
  • 6-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches (17.1 x 24.1 cm)
  • Signed in ink and annotated in pencil verso.
  • Estimate: $2,000 – $3,000.           

Untitled (Group Under a Tree), early 1950s

robert frank photo
  • Gelatin silver
  • 6-3/4 x 9-5/8 inches (17.1 x 24.4 cm)
  • Signed in ink and annotated in pencil verso.
  • Estimate: $1,500 – $2,500.

How much are Robert Frank Photographs Worth?

Heritage Auctions has sold about two dozen original Robert Frank photographs at auction. The most valuable was Times Square from 1961, a gelatin silver 8.5”x12” print that sold for $7,500 in 2015. Another photo titled Marilyn is Dead sold for $6,875 in 2015.

robert frank photo times square

Where Can I View Robert Frank Photos?

Today, his photographs are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Kunsthaus Zürich, among others.(2)

Sources:

  1. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49646420
  2. http://www.artnet.com/artists/robert-frank-2/

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