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Paul J. Woolf (American, 1899–1985)
LOT ID: 72616
City Symphony, ie. circa 1935

Silver Print, gelatin silver print
7.5 х 9.25 in. (19.05 x 23.5 cm.)
Stamped, Artist's credit stamped on verso: "This is a Paul J. Woolf photo ... New York City."
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 1935
Lot description
An original vintage silver gelatin photograph of the Manhattan skyline, taken by Paul J. Woolf circa 1935.

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]
City Symphony by Paul J. Woolf
  • City Symphony by Paul J. Woolf
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