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Berenice Abbott (American, 1898–1991)
LOT ID: 84399
New York at Night, 1932

Silver Print, Gelatin silver print
22 х 17.5 in. (55.88 x 44.45 cm.)
Signed, on verso.
Lot description
Printed later.

This iconic image was taken on the shortest day of the year, when Abbott knew the sun would set before 5:00 PM, and before most workers would leave their offices and consequently turn off the lights. With her timing carefully calculated, and her camera hanging off an upper floor of the Empire State Building, Abbott recorded this dramatic juxtaposition of illuminated buildings against the darkened night sky.
New York at Night by Berenice Abbott
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