Untitled Architectural Cadence (Stairway)

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Untitled Architectural Cadence (Stairway)

United States, 1928, printed likely 1930s
Photographs
Gelatin-silver print
Image: 9 1/4 × 6 1/4 in. (23.5 × 15.88 cm) Mat: 17 × 14 in. (43.18 × 35.56 cm)
The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, gift of The Annenberg Foundation and Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin (M.2008.40.738)
Not currently on public view

History

This image was one of the many Walker Evans photographs acquired by collectors Marjorie and Leonard Vernon. A photographer himself, Leonard identified with Evans as a fellow artist....
This image was one of the many Walker Evans photographs acquired by collectors Marjorie and Leonard Vernon. A photographer himself, Leonard identified with Evans as a fellow artist. Describing this connection, Dale Stulz, photography appraiser and advisor to the Vernons, wrote:

"They have some really wonderful Walker Evanses. I know Leonard related to Walker Evans because he–I think I’m the only person he ever told–this was after Marjorie passed away, and he decided to sell his (photographic) equipment. We talked about Walker Evans and he said something to the affect that I think they way he did when I’m taking a picture. There was an affinity there that he recognized."
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