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Lot 126
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Thomas Hart Benton Painting "Persephone"
16 – 26 January 2023, 12:00 EST
Skinner Marlborough, Massachusetts

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Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995)

Thomas Hart Benton Painting "Persephone", 1938
Gelatin silver print; signed and numbered '62/250...Eisenstaedt' in ink along the lower margin, titled in pencil on the verso; matted and framed.
15 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. (40.1 x 35.3 cm)
sheet 20 1/8 x 15 7/8 in. (51.2 x 40.4 cm)


German photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt worked as a freelance photojournalist before devoting himself full time to photography in 1929. His camera of choice was a hand-held 35-millimeter Leica, which allowed him to make candid portraits and capture spontaneous moments. After immigrating to the United States in 1935, Eisenstaedt was hired by LIFE magazine which debuted in 1936. Over the course of his 35-year career with the magazine, he produced over 2,500 picture stories and 90 covers.

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