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Paul J. Woolf (American, 1899–1985)
LOT ID: 75859
Altman's Canopy Against the Empire State Building, New York, ie. circa 1936

Silver Print, gelatin silver print
6.25 х 9.25 in. (15.88 x 23.5 cm.)
Stamped, title inscribed in pencil on the verso. Photographer's credit stamp on verso: "This is a Paul J. Woolf photo from negative # Studio: 14 East 37th Street New York City Phone Caledonia 5-5446". "Schostal Press Agency" label affixed to the verso
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 1936
Lot description
Vintage print, paper size is 10 x 8 inches.

"New York's skyline is, for better or worse, the very definition of change. But Woolf had the vision to record what was fresh and new in his time. " - Grace Glueck, New York Times

British photographer, Paul Woolf, is known for his crisp, streamlined photographs depicting the dramatic architecture of cities. Woolf photographed New York in the 1930's, a period of great architectural and urban expansion. Woolf documented important structures such as the George Washington Bridge, the Hayden Planetarium, and the McGraw Hill Building, "rising in magisterial splendor above its neighbors." Woolf's work is fraught with "architectural contrasts," and drama, recording a moment in history.

(nytimes.com)
Altman's Canopy Against the Empire State Building, New York by Paul J. Woolf
  • Altman's Canopy Against the Empire State Building, New York by Paul J. Woolf
  • Altman's Canopy Against the Empire State Building, New York by Paul J. Woolf
  • Altman's Canopy Against the Empire State Building, New York by Paul J. Woolf
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