Wall Street, New York, 1915
Photogravure (Paul Strand Archive, printed later)
10 x 12.5 inches, framed to 22.25 x 21.5 inches
Edition 250 of 300
Retail value $1200
© Paul Strand Archives and courtesy G.Gibson Projects
Among Paul Strand’s early works, Wall Street is recognized by collectors and scholars as an icon of modernism, an image that redefined the art of photography. This world-famous image is among the most often reproduced masterworks of photography.
Of all the great photographers of the twentieth century, Strand most truly embodies the aspirations and spirit of his age. For more than sixty years, he created photographs that are a result of concentration on essentials, purity, passion, and precision in a form that sustains these qualities as a lasting inheritance. Strand’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is represented in major collections, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others.
Paul Strand (b. 1890, New York; d. 1976, Orgeval, France) was one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. As a youth, he studied under Lewis Hine at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, going on to draw acclaim from such illustrious sources as Alfred Stieglitz and David Alfaro Siqueiros. After World War II, Strand traveled around the world—from New England to Ghana, France to the Outer Hebrides—to photograph, and in the process created a dynamic and significant body of work.