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Roy Decarava

United States (1919 -  2009 ) Wikipedia® : Roy Decarava
DECARAVA Roy Billie Holiday (billie At Braddocks, New York)

Swann Galleries
Oct 4, 2018
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Roy Decarava - Roy De Carava: Twelve Photogravures  Ashuelot, New Hampshire: Renaissance Press, 1991

Roy Decarava - Roy De Carava: Twelve Photogravures Ashuelot, New Hampshire: Renaissance Press, 1991

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ROY DECARAVA (1919–2009) Roy De Carava: Twelve Photogravures Ashuelot, New Hampshire: Renaissance Press, 1991. Portfolio of twelve photogravures, 1950–1979; each signed, dated and numbered '40/50' in pencil (margin); each image approximately 8 x 11 1/4 in. (20.3 x 28.2 cm.) or inverse; each sheet 18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.8 cm.) or inverse; together with title page, colophon, text by Shelly Turner and plate list; number forty from an edition of fifty numbered sets plus one Bon A Tirer, one Printer's Proof, six Artist's Proofs and three Hors Commerce; contained in black clamshell case with gilt-lettered leather title label.
Roy Decarava - Portfolio Entitled Roy De Carava

Roy Decarava - Portfolio Entitled Roy De Carava

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Sale 2489 Lot 178 ROY DECARAVA (1919-2009) Portfolio entitled Roy De Carava. With 12 (of 12) stunning, hand printed dust-grain photogravures made from De Carava's poignant photographs, including many of his iconic images of Harlem. Photogravures, the images measuring approximately 8x11 inches (20.3x28 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets 18x22 inches (45.7x55.9 cm.), each with De Carava's signature, date, and edition notation 49/50, in pencil, on recto. Elephant folio-sized black clamshell case with a gilt-lettered leather title label; contents loose as issued. Renaissance Press: 1950-79; printed 1991
Roy Decarava - Billie Holiday (billie At Braddocks, New York)

Roy Decarava - Billie Holiday (billie At Braddocks, New York)

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Sale 2487 Lot 38 ROY DECARAVA (1919-2009) Billie Holiday (Billie at Braddocks, New York). Photogravure, 1952. 292x200 mm; 11 1/2x7 7/8 inches. Artist's proof, aside from the numbered edition of 50. Signed, dated, inscribed "A.P." and numbered "III/VI" in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Renaissance Press, Ashuelot, New Hampshire in 1991. From the portfolio Roy De Carava of 12 photogravures. Provenance: Peter Fetterman, Santa Monica; private collection, Maryland (1997). This iconic image of Billie Holiday photographed in the bar at the Harlem Braddock Hotel comes from the portfolio Roy De Carava. It is one of twelve hand printed dust-grain photogravures, each made from De Carava's poignant photographs. The photogravure plates were made by Paul Taylor with Roy De Carava, and were printed by Clary Nelson at Renaissance Press. Other impressions of this photogravure are in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence and the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia.
Roy Decarava - Dancers

Roy Decarava - Dancers

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Sale 2456 Lot 37 ROY DECARAVA (1919 - 2009) Dancers. Silver print, 1956. 330x229 mm; 13x9 inches. Printed in 1981. Signed, titled, dated "1956 (crossed out) 1981" and inscribed "©" in ink, verso. With the artist's ink stamp (his Manhattan address crossed out) and inscribed "81 Halsey St. Brooklyn, NY" in ink, verso. Also signed, titled "Dancers-1956", dated "1981" and inscribed "©" in ink on the original mount, recto, and with the artist's red ink stamp (his Brooklyn address), verso. Provenance: gift from the artist; private collection, Maryland (1981). Illustrated: (another print) Peter Galassi, Roy De Carava: A Retrospective, p. 211; (another print) Bennett Simpson, Blues For Smoke, p. ii. This iconic image of figures dancing in a Harlem dance hall is an important image by Roy De Carava. This masterful photograph displays the artist's creative interests in mid-range tonalties with its subtle grays, and in recording his experiences living in Harlem in the late 1940s and 1950s. In 1952, De Carava won the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship and became the first African-American photographer to receive this honor. In 1955, he published his photographs with a narrative by poet Langston Hughes in The Sweet Flypaper of Life. A master image-maker and photographic printer, De Carava's photographs were created with a sophisticated, nuanced eye. Other prints of this photograph are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.
Roy Decarava - Edna Smith

Roy Decarava - Edna Smith

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ROY DECARAVA - Edna Smith, 1955 Dimensions: 13 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (33.7 x 23.5 cm) Gelatin silver print. Literature: The Museum of Modern Art, Roy De Carava: A Retrospective, p.107 Provenance: Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, 1996 Notes: Signed, dated and copyright notation in white ink on the recto; annotated in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse of the mount.
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