Another 10 of the images are from a series Frank took in 1958 from the window of a New York city bus. They are all gelatin silver, and are either 14x10 or 11x7 in size. 2 other works are groups of images from enlarged black and white Polaroid negatives printed on 20x24 gelatin silver paper; one is from 1987, the other from 1999/2000. The last work is a group of 6 color Polaroids, each 20x24. Wall labels includes texts by the artist, Stuart Alexander, and Douglas Hyland. (There is no photography allowed in the gallery, so the installation shots at right are via the Pace/MacGill website.)
Comments/Context: The massive Robert Frank show at the Met (review linked below) has been the cornerstone of the Fall photography season here in New York, and a number of ancillary exhibits have sprung up to capitalize on all the attention. This show mixes some additional material from The Americans (beyond what is at the Met) with other images and works by Frank from across his career.
Collector's POV: Hardly any of the works in this show are actually available for sale to collectors. Many items (either as individuals or groups of works) are marked "For Museum Consideration Only", while a few are from private collections and are not for sale at all. The only works with actual prices tags are the contact sheets from The Americans, which are being sold as a set of 12 for $1300000. For comparison, a single enlarged contact sheet of images from The Americans sold this past October at Christie's for $40000 (here).
- DLK COLLECTION review of Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans @Met (here)