Karl Struss (1886-1981); The City of Dreams;

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Lot 2
Karl Struss
(1886-1981)
The City of Dreams

Sold for US$ 8,125 inc. premium

Photographs

25 Oct 2016, 13:00 EDT

New York

Karl Struss (1886-1981)
The City of Dreams, 1925
Gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil in lower margin; the photographer's Hollywood studio stamp, title in an unidentified hand in ink on mount verso, framed.
12 3/8 x 9 1/2in

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    From the Estate of Arnold Marquis, Los Angeles, California. Arnold Marquis was a Radio producer, writer and director.

    Literature
    McCandless, Yochelson, Koszarski et al., New York to Hollywood: The Photography of Karl Struss, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1995, p. 52, fig. 30.

    The City of Dreams inspires a visual narrative portraying a young man looking over the New York skyline as he begins his journey to some distant shore. Struss's distance from the figure emphasizes a sense of longing or perhaps melancholy. Struss's own 'City of Dreams' came to fruition after he moved to Los Angeles and became very successful in the motion picture industry.
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