ROBERT FRANK (1924–2019)
RestaurantU.S. 1 Leaving Columbia, South Carolina, 1955
gelatin silver print, printed c. 1977
signed in ink (margin); with Metropolitan Museum of Art deaccession stamp (verso)
image: 9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. (24.1 x 35.8 cm.)
sheet: 12 x 16 in. (30.4 x 40.6 cm.)
Pace MacGill Gallery, New York;
Anonymous Gifts, 1986.
Robert Frank, Les Américains, Delpire, Paris, 1958, no. 45.
Robert Frank, The Americans, Grove Press, New York, 1959, no. 45, and in all subsequent editions.
Sarah Greenough, Robert Frank: Moving Out, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1994, p. 194.
Sarah Greenough, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2009, p. 264.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s: Selections from the Collection, December 18, 1990-March 17, 1991.
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