Item #206369 Original Photograph; Day of the Dead - Mexico. Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Original Photograph; Day of the Dead - Mexico

1934. Original gelatin silver print, approx. 4-3/4 X 7-1/4 in. Unsigned. Very good; photographer's name written on rear in pencil. Item #206369

The print was printed close to the time that the image was taken, during Cartier-Bresson's first visit to Mexico in 1934. It depicts two standing figures in frightening costumes for Day of the Dead festivities. The print derives from the papers of the filmmaker Sidney Meyers, who was a part of the NYKino collective that Cartier-Bresson joined at the urging of their mutual friend Paul Strand, after arriving in New York from his Mexico sojourn in 1935.

Price: $2,500.00

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