For sale is a rare gelatin silver print by renowned photographer W. Eugene Smith picturing Helen Traubel (left) and Herta Glaz (right) in a recording booth listening to their duet from the opera Tristan und Isolde.
The photograph is one of a series of photographs Smith took of musicians for Life Magazine. The photograph measures 9 1/2' x 13 3/8. The photograph is dry mounted to a black board that measures 20" x 16".This is a one-of-a-kind print. There are three stamps on the back of the print. The top stamp reads;'Credit W. Eugene Smith, West Street, New York City. The second stamp reads:'this Photograph May Not Be Reproduced without written consent of W. The bottom stamp reads:'Personal Exhibition Print Returnable on Demand. The print is in overall good condition. There is mild silver mirroring in the upper left corner and far left side. There are a few pinpoint indentations in the upper left corner, only visible under raking light. There are scattered small chips to the print edges, see photos. The photograph is dry mounted to black board. The corners of the board are bumped. There are a few scratches to the mount that do not affect the image. Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to see additional photos. Please check out my other signed, limited edition art and books that are for sale. (December 30, 1918 - October 15, 1978) was an American photojournalist. He has been described as perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay. His major photo essays include World War II. Photographs, the visual stories of an American country doctor and a nurse midwife, the clinic of Albert Schweitzer in French Equatorial Africa.
And the pollution which damaged the health of the residents of Minamata in Japan. Is now recognized as "the first extended editorial photo story".This item is in the category "Art\Art Photographs". The seller is "bcp538" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.