Lot Details

Paul J. Woolf, McGraw Hill Building at Dusk, c. 1936. Vintage gelatin silver print, image size is 7 x 9.38 inches (17.8 x 23.8 cm); paper size is 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm).

"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, The 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 1930s, 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. Woolf's work, filled with striking and dramatic architectural contrasts, stands today as record of a unique moment in history. [nytimes.com]

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Creases
Area: Image
Location: Lower right
Notes: Handling crescent in the lower center portion of the image
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 9.38 in. (17.78 x 23.83 cm.)
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