Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Some Interesting Shots

This is one of several versions of this shot:



4. Nazi in Yorkville, who ran for Congress, was committed to Bellevue, c. 1941
gelatin silver print
titled in ink and '5 Center Market Place' copyright credit stamps (on the verso)
13½ x 10½in. (34.2 x 26.5cm.)

3. Hedda Hopper, 1948
gelatin silver print
'ABC Press', 'Atlantic Press' and 'Weegee from Photo-Representatives' copyright credit stamps (on the verso)
9½ x 7¾in. (24 x 19.6cm.)

2. All Night Mission, Bowery, 1940
gelatin silver print
'Photo by Weegee' credit stamp and agency copyright credit reproduction limitation label affixed (on the verso); exhibition label affixed (on the mat)
10¼ x 13½in. (26 x 34.2cm.)

1. The Slumber Hour, Scrubwoman at 20 Wall St. Tower, Midnight, 1945
gelatin silver print
'Weegee from Photo-Representatives' credit stamp (on the verso)
13 5/8 x 10¾in. (34.5 x 27.2cm.)


Estimate: $5,000—7,000
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: $4,375
13¾ by 10¾ in. (34.9 by 27.3 cm.)
The photographer's 'Photo-Representatives' and '6526 Selma Avenue, Hollywood 28, California' studio stamps on the reverse, matted, framed, 1943

7. Coney Island
SALE 1039, 18 APRIL 2002
Gelatin silver print. 1940/1940s. Reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.
7½ x 9½in. (19 x 24.2cm.)


6. Mother and Child in Harlem, 1943
SALE 2076, 17 OCTOBER 2007
gelatin silver print
titled 'Negroes Moving into Wight [sic] Neighborhood' in an unknown hand in pencil, 'Weegee the Famous' and 'Photo-Representatives' credit stamps (on the
13 3/8 x 10 5/8in. (33.9 x 27 cm.)

5. Their First Murder (ca. 1936)
SALE 7902, 21 APRIL 1994
Gelatin silver print.
Weegee The Famous; Arthur Fellig credit stamps; Popular Photography layout stamp and typed narrative text on a trimmed page affixed to the verso. 11¾ x 10 5/8in.
In response to Mr. Whiting's request to reproduce the picture offered here (see Lot 166), Weegee wrote on September 13, 1946 in a letter which accompanies the lot: Thanx for your kind letters. & excuse the delay in answering them...As I am having my teeth fixed and a new set of STORE TEETH ordered from my favorite MAIL ORDER house...You might be intested (sic) that I have changed my act once more...NOW I am doing the photos for the SCRIPPS HOWARD newspapers full page ads in papers and magazines all over the country....$$400.00 yes I said four hundred bucks for a nights work.


4. Woman Cab Driver and Macy's Clown
SALE 9432, 12 OCTOBER 2000
Woman Cab Driver and Macy's Clown
Gelatin silver print. Circa 1942. Credit stamp on the verso.
10½ x 133/8in. (26.7 x 34cm.) Framed.


2. Naked City. New York: Essential Books, 1945.
SALE 2110, 10 APRIL 2008
Octavo (234 x 164 mm). 239 black and white photographs. Original tan cloth, spine and front cover lettered in blue; original photo-illustrated dustjacket, printed in yellow, red and black (a few short tears, a few very small chips at extremities); cloth folding box. Weegee's signature in green ink on the title page, dated "1948".


1. Weegee, A Portfolio (1940s-50s)
SALE 9484, 13 OCTOBER 2000
New York: Privately published, 1981. 49 gelatin silver prints, printed by Sidney Kaplan. Each with PHOTO BY WEEGEE N.Y.C. and PRINT: KAPLAN stamps on the verso. One of four complete portfolios realized from the original edition of 25.
Each approximately 163/8 x 125/8in. (41.7 x 32cm.) or the reverse.

1. Coney Island (Joe's Penny Arcade)
gelatin silver print, 'Weegee' credit stamp, titled 'Coney Island' and inscribed 'from European' in pencil (on the verso)
11¼ x 14 in. (28.4 x 35.3 cm.)
SALE 1538, 12 - 13 JULY 2005

Rent Party
"Rent Party." Ferrotyped silver print, 7 1/4x9 1/4 inches (18.4x23.5 cm.), with a caption label and the "Estate of Peter B. Martin Sr. Collection" hand stamp on verso. Circa 1950
Estimate $1,800-2,200
From the estate of Peter B. Martin, Sr.; by agent to A Private West Coast Collection.
Weegee: The Village, unpaginated.

Empire State Building Distortion
Lot 208
Empire State Building Distortion. Silver print, 6 3/4x5 1/4 inches (17.1x13.3 cm.), with penciled numeric notations and a "Photo by Weegee, From the Collection of Suzanne and Hugh Johnston" hand stamp on verso. 1955
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Movie Theatre Projection
Lot 207
Movie Theatre Projection. Unique ferrotyped silver print, 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.), with 2 "Photo by Weegee, Collection of Suzanne and Hugh Johnston" hand stamps on verso and penciled notations. 1955-1957
Estimate $2,500-3,500
This unique photograph was commissioned by the Johnstons and was then subsequently gifted by Weegee to the couple. An variant "straight" version of this image appears in "Weegee''s People," 1946.

Frank Sinatra Fan at the Paramount Theatre. $2500-$3500
"Frank Sinatra Fan at the Paramount Theatre." Ferrotyped silver print, 13 1/2x10 1/2 inches (34.5x26.7 cm.), with the "Weegee The Famous" and Photo-Representatives hand stamps on verso. 1944
Estimate $2,500-3,500
From A Private West Coast Collection.
Naked City, 119; Weegee (Stettner), 165 (variant); Weegee''s World, 207.

128: Weegee (Arthur Fellig, 1899-1968) Untitled (CrimeScene), ca. 1940; Gelatin silver print (framed); Stamped; 10" x 8 1/8" (sheet); Provenance: Private Collection, New York
US $2,600.00

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