W. EUGENE SMITH "PITTSBURGH" CIRCA 1955

$20,000

W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) was a fearless photojournalist who covered both the Spanish Civil War and WWII.

Back in the United States he worked for LIFE magazine before joining Magnum (the prestigious photo agency) in 1955.

One of Smith’s largest projects, and most successful photo-essays, was devoted to Pittsburgh.

Initially slated to spend three weeks in the city, Smith would shoot over 10,000 images over a three-year period.

This gentle and poetic image is one of the few that was included in the eponymous book of his work on the declining city. 

Provenance: This was the artist's personal exhibition print and was sold by his daughter in 1978 after his death.

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Additional images available by request.

Signed verso by the artist.

Silver print mounted to black board

11.5"H  9.1"W (photograph)

Framed

Very good condition

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